The AMPAC Award for Political Participation recognizes an AMA or AMA Alliance member who has made significant personal contributions of time and talent in assisting friends of medicine in their quest for elective office at the federal and state level. These impacts can include volunteer activities in a political campaign or a significant health care related election issue such as a ballot initiative or referendum.  It is awarded every two years by the AMPAC Board of Directors,

Nominees must be a current member of the AMA or AMA Alliance and AMPAC, with preference given to members with a demonstrated history of AMPAC involvement. The deadline to submit nominations is January 31. The full criteria for the 2023 AMPAC Award for Political Participation, including how to submit a nomination, can be found here.

The winning nominee will receive special recognition during the AMPAC Board Chair’s speech before the House of Delegates or during the AMPAC luncheon at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The winning nominee will also receive free admittance (including airfare and hotel expenses if held in-person) to a future AMPAC political education program (campaign school or candidate workshop) in Washington, DC.