NASW Foundation National Programs
The Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes an individual or group that has had a significant impact on national health and/or mental health public policy, professional standards, or exemplary program models. The contribution may be in the development, interpretation, implementation, institutionalization, or expansion of health or mental health policy or legislation. Such achievement should be reflected in positive improvements in the social work profession and in the services provided to clients (individuals, families, communities, or institutions). This award includes but is not limited to social workers.
Summarize the nominee's accomplishments by using the criteria listed below.
The following must be submitted online.
specifics of nominee's achievement as it relates to the field
of health/mental health policy. What is the intended extent
of the policy? What is its national impact?
are the professional or programmatic attributes which uniquely
characterize the nominee?
has the policy innovation or refinement improved the delivery
of health/mental health services and what has been the impact
on individuals, families, groups, and/or communities?
has this been evidenced in legislation, regulations, research,
teaching, administration, clinical standards, or public health/community
mental health programs?
additional endorsements with support letters.
- Curriculum Vitae (preferred) or list
significant special recognition, awards, or honors which the nominee
has received for this or other policy achievement.
information or comments.
Nominations are considered for two consecutive years. NASW national staff, current members of the NASW Board of Directors, and members of the Award Committee are ineligible.
Please send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients
- 2010 Award
James Zabora, ScD, MSW
- 2009 Award
Ronald Manderscheid, PhD
- 2008 Award
Carlton E. Munson, PhD, LCSW-C
- 2007 Award
Teresa DeCrescenzo, MSW, LCSW
- 2006 Award
Paula Allen-Meares, PhD, MSW
- 2005 Award
Janet B. Williams, DSW
- 2004 Award
Marylou Sudders, ACSW
- 2003 Award
Joel M. Levy, DSW
- 2002 Award
Rose Dobrof, DSW