Each year, NFPRHA bestows awards on individuals and organizations in the family planning community to recognize and celebrate excellence in the field. These awards based on set criteria and winners are announced in conjunction with NFPRHA’s National Conference.

Advocacy and Public Affairs Award

This award is given in recognition of a NFPRHA member who exemplifies the importance of advocacy and public affairs in support of family planning.  

Annie Barnes Patient Advocate Award

This award is named in honor of long-time NFPRHA supporter and notable consumer advocate, Annie Barnes. It honors a NFPRHA member who has demonstrated outstanding service, outreach, and continued commitment to further the interests of patients seeking family planning services. 

Rising Star Award

This award is presented to an early or mid-career level individual who demonstrates aptitude and potential at their NFPRHA member organization. This person has exhibited exceptional service above and beyond their designated responsibilities, while affecting programmatic changes for the benefit of their organization, patients, and community. The awardee must have demonstrated at least three years of commitment to family planning. 

Dr. Allan Rosenfield Access Award

This award, named in honor of the late Dr. Allan Rosenfield, is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in improving access to, and delivery of, family planning and reproductive health care services. The award is presented for achievement at the local, state, or national level to an administrator, educator, researcher, clinician, or organization whose work for accessible, quality family planning services has improved public health. 

Cory L. Richards Award for Leadership

This award is in honor of the late Cory Richards, a founding NFPRHA member and board member, and Executive Vice President and Vice President of Public Policy at the Guttmacher Institute. Cory was known for his rigor and undeniable commitment to family planning and sexual health and LGBTQ+ care. The recipient of this award must exude the same spirit, leadership, and longstanding dedication to the family planning safety-net that Cory demonstrated for decades. 

Champion in Public Service Award

This award is given to a public servant, member of Congress, or administration official who has been an outstanding advocate of our work to increase federal funding for family planning for low income and uninsured individuals.


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