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2013 Native American Child Health
Advocacy Award
Winner

 

Joseph T. Bell, PharmD, MD, FAAP

Dr. Bell, a Lumbee Indian and general pediatrician, is medical director of Pembroke Pediatrics, a division of Children’s Health of Carolina, in Pembroke, N.C. He also works as a pediatrician at the Catawba Indian Health Service unit on the Catawba Indian Reservation in Rock Hill, S.C.  He has served on the executive committees of the AAP Committee on Native American Child Health and the North Carolina Pediatric Society. Past president of the Association of American Indian Physicians, Dr. Bell sits on the North Carolina American Indian Health Board.  He is developing an obesity and diabetes prevention program for Native American communities.

Each year, the AAP Committee on Native American Child Health presents the Native American Child Health Advocacy Award to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to Native American child health.

The AAP Committee on Native American Child Health accepts nominations for the Native American Child Health Advocacy Award on a rolling basis. This award is given to recognize an individual who has made a major contribution to promoting Native American child health. To have your nominee considered for the 2014 award, please submit your nomination by March 7, 2014. If you know of a physician or non-physician who merits this recognition, please submit a letter of nomination, along with the candidate's contact information to:

Committee on Native American Child Health
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Fax: 847/434-4993
indianhealth@aap.org

Congratulations to our previous award winners: