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Chris Labyk Award for Promising Student Health Initiatives

The Chris Labyk Award for Promising Student Health Initiatives is intended to assist college health programs undertake pilot interventions, assist with unfunded or under-funded mandates, and pursue important college health objectives that do not currently have sufficient funding. The award is in the name of Ms. Christine Labyk, a long-time MACHA member and health educator at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Chris was honored for her passion about college health education and prevention. This award also recognizes Chris’ track record of more than 20 years of providing excellent leadership and advocacy for effective student health and wellness services. The MACHA Board of Directors voted unanimously to honor her with this award to encourage others to undertake excellent and effective initiatives.

Eligibility

Eligible recipients must either be the representative of a member institution (RMI) or a regular individual member of the ACHA within the MACHA four state region of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, or Michigan. Individual members or RMIs must have been a member in good standing for the year prior to submitting an application. Other ACHA membership categories such as sustaining, associate, student (see below), or emeritus members of the association are not eligible. Applications from MACHA Board members, institutions of Board members, or award program committee members are acceptable, but those members must exclude themselves from award deliberations and decisions for any year where such a potential conflict exists.

Student Members

Student members are encouraged to participate as an educational experience and as voting members of the award committee. They may also participate in the development of proposals by their home institutions. However, if they serve on the review committee they must exclude themselves from the mini-award evaluation process.

Awards Timeline

Applications Due: September 30, 2016

Award Period: November 2016 to November 2017

Mid-year Award Report due: April 1, 2017

Final Award Report due: October 1, 2017

Apply Now!

Download Chris Labyk Award for Promising Student Health Initiatives Application & Guidelines. Applicant should send the completed information sheet and copies of narrative to: Chair, MACHA Chris Labyk Award Committee
c/o Kelly Hogan Stewart
204 Saint Liam
Notre Dame, IN 46556
KellyHogan@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-6399
Fax: (574) 631-4299

Previous Labyk Winners:
2016 – Michigan State University to fund alcohol-free tailgate initiative
2015 – Transylvania University, University of Louisville, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
2014 – Southern Illinois University to implement a peer education program
2013 – Illinois State University to implement a bystander intervention program
2013 – University of Louisville to create the Nutrition Navigator program