CIS received the Martin C. Ushkow Community Service Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, CA., on Oct. 23, 2016.
The annual award recognizes a physician, school health professional or organization that has contributed to the welfare of children by promoting coordinated school health programs and/or physician and health professionals’ education in school health.
CIS received the award for our commitment to connecting students in need with local health care providers, community health services, oral health and vision services that often help keep students in school. CIS was awarded for understanding the critical interplay between health care and education and being an exemplar of the crucial role that schools play in connecting children with health care and other needed services - especially for students most vulnerable to dropping out.
The AAP is an organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of the nation’s infants, children, adolescents and young adults.