CHA Medal of Distinction 2019 - Call for Nominations

5 August 2019

Do you know of a colleague or leader in children's healthcare whose exceptional endeavours have led to genuine improvements in children’s health?

If you do, please nominate them for the Children's Healthcare Australasia Medal of Distinction for 2019, to be awarded at the CHA Paediatric Units meeting in Melbourne on 31 October - 1 November 2019. 

The CHA Medal of Distinction honours those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to improving the health of children through service provision, leadership or advocacy.  The Medal of Distinction may be awarded both to individuals directly affiliated with CHA and also to members of the broader healthcare community.

Current Children's Healthcare Australasia Policy for the Medal of Distinction:

The medal may be awarded to members and non members of Children's Healthcare Australasia.  For those directly affiliated with CHA, the criteria for awarding the Medal of Distinction include a significant period of service to CHA, and sustained leadership and advocacy for children’s health. The Medal of Distinction is not awarded for long service but, rather, for exceptional and meritorious service. For members of the broader community, the criterion is recognition at a national level for leadership and advocacy for children’s health.

How to Nominate:

Please fill in the attached form and email to by Friday 30 August 2019.  If you have any questions regarding nominations, please call our team on +61 (02) 6185 0325.

Thank you for your ongoing support for Children's Healthcare Australasia and contributing to this initiative to acknowledge the dedication of individuals to improve the health of children across Australia and New Zealand.

We would also like to give recognition to the 2018 recipient of the Medal of Distinction Award, Christine Fan from  Sydney Children's Health Network.  We thank Christine for her ongoing dedication to children and their families and for making a big difference behind the scences in health information.

Christine Fan Sydney Children's Hospitals Network