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Local Chapter Annual Incentive Contest

The local chapter incentive contest encourages local chapters to focus on achieving goals in a designated area each year. Every chapter is eligible and is encouraged to participate in the incentive contest.

APHON’s Legislative Action Center is used to inform members and encourage them to assist in achieving the association’s health policy and advocacy goals. The online advocacy tools deliver messages across channels, leverages social media to promote a key message, encourage action, and build community. Through the Legislative Action Center, APHON is able to track how many messages are sent to policymakers as well as who sends those messages which assists in evaluating the advocacy campaign and identifying active members. When policymakers receive multiple messages from constituents, it alerts them that this is a particular issue that should be paid attention to.

Step Up Campaign

From May 1-July 27, APHON Chapters are encouraged to participate in a Step Up for Childhood Cancer advocacy campaign that coincides with a national campaign asking Members of Congress to step up and support funding for childhood cancer programs and research. The goal of the campaign is to send as many messages to Members of Congress as possible during the timeframe utilizing the Legislative Action Center. The chapter with the most amount of messages sent will be declared the winner. A bonus point will be awarded to chapters who visit the district office of their Member of Congress. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in setting up a visit.

How to Participate

  1. Visit the Legislative Action Center.
  2. Under “Actions” click on “Advocacy Campaign.”
  3. Customize your message to include where you work and a personal story about why your Member of Congress should step up for childhood cancer.
  4. Send message.
  5. Submit application to be considered in the contest

Resources

If you are looking to customize your message, you can reference APHON’s Health Policy Agenda or comment letters.

Award

The receiving chapter receives a $500 honorarium and recognition at the annual conference business and awards luncheon, APHON Counts, and in a press release.

Completed applications are due July 27.

Apply

Past Recipients

2016 Recipient

lc incentive louisville2016

Louisville Chapter — for submitting the most photos representing 40 years of APHON

Presented by Local Chapter Committee Chair Monica Hente (left) and accepted by Frances Price.

Prior Recipients

  • 2015: Wisconsin & Kansas City Chapters
    • Highest Percentage of Chapter Members that Became a CPHON
  • 2014: Wisconsin Chapter
    • Highest Percentage of Members that Casted a Vote in the Annual Election
  • 2013: Boston Chapter
    • Highest Percentage of Members that Casted a Vote in the Annual Election
  • 2012: Boston Chapter
    • Highest Number of Submissions in the Annual Day in the Life of a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse Photo & Caption Contest
  • 2010: Seattle Chapter
    • Highest Percentage of Associate Members of APHON National
  • 2009: Metro New York Chapter
    • Highest Percentage of Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Providers as Chapter Members
  • 2008: New Jersey & Maine Chapters
    • Highest Percentage of CPON Certified Chapter Members
  • 2007: First State Delaware Chapter
    • Largest Percentage Increase of APHON National Members Within the Chapter