2023 PRH Abortion Provider Awards

Rashbaum Leadership Award Tiller Advocacy Award

Nominate physicians who inspire you!

Each year, PRH honors extraordinary abortion providers and physician advocates who have made an impact in their communities and on healthcare regionally or nationally through the compassionate care they provide and their leadership in advocating for sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Honorees are recognized for their commitment to the needs of their communities, especially those who are most impacted by barriers to care, and for advancing equity, inclusion, and justice in health care. These Awards are bestowed in memory of our late Board Members, Dr. William K. Rashbaum and Dr. George Tiller. All awards will be presented at our annual Voices of Courage Benefit on May 23, 2023.

Learn more about the Rashbaum Leadership Award and Tiller Advocacy Award below.  

The nomination period for the 2023 Abortion Provider Awards is now closed. Thank you to all of our participants.

Rashbaum Leadership Award

About

Dr. William K. Rashbaum

The Rashbaum Leadership Award honors a physician, abortion provider, and proven leader who has made significant contributions to the medical field in supporting the advancement of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice nationally or regionally. Awardees are recognized for their leadership in implementing policies that have a positive impact on their community’s ability to access comprehensive reproductive health care.

Dr. Rashbaum began his medical career before abortion was legal. Once abortion was legalized in New York State in 1970, he began what would become the hallmark of his long career: training hundreds of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians around the country—likely more than any other physician.

As a cofounder of PRH, Dr. Rashbaum personified the compassionate provider by understanding and respecting patient dignity, and became an advocate so he could better care for his patients.

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Eligibility & Nomination Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominee is a physician
  • Nominee is currently based in the United States

Nomination and Selection Criteria:

  • Nominee is a vocal, visible, and demonstrated leader on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice and other intersectional issues
  • Nominee is actively engaged with professional medical or public health organizations, academic institutions, or local nonprofit organizations
  • Nominee has had proven success at organizing, building consensus, leading projects, and achieving lasting and positive outcomes for patients, learners, or institutions
  • Nominee has demonstrated a commitment to bringing new voices and perspectives into the field by partnering with learners, researchers, or community partners

How to Submit a Nomination

Please complete the following steps to submit a nomination:

  1. Complete the 2023 Rashbaum Leadership Award Nomination Form
  2. Submit the nominee’s CV by uploading it to the Nomination Form or by sending to engagement@prh.org. *

*If you do not have access to the nominee’s CV, please let us know at the email above and staff will request it from the nominee.

After your nomination form is submitted, PRH staff will contact the nominee to confirm their acceptance of the nomination. The Rashbaum and Tiller Awards Selection Committee will select an Award recipient and all nominees and nominators will be notified in early February 2023.

Questions? Contact us at engagement@prh.org.

Previous Award Recipients

2021: Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH
2020: Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH
2019: Rachel Masch, MD, MPH
2018: Roslyn Kade, MD
2017: Philip D. Darney, MD
2016: David Grimes, MD
2015: Phillip Stubblefield, MD
2014: Carol Ball, MD
2013: Eve Espey, MD
2012: Linda Prine, MD
2011: Curtis Boyd, MD
2010: Carolyn Westhoff, MD
2009: LeRoy Carhart, MD
2008: Mildred Hanson, MD
2007: George Tiller, MD
2006: Shalom Press, MD

Tiller Advocacy Award

About

Dr. George Tiller
Dr. George Tiller

The Tiller Advocacy Award honors a physician who, although in the early stages of their career as a provider, has taken significant action to protect and expand abortion access in the face of political or legal threats. Awardees are recognized for their positive impact on reproductive health care through visible and robust advocacy across media, policy, and education.

Dr. Tiller was — and still is — an inspiration to the reproductive health community. He was not only a provider whose priority was those who could not get care elsewhere; he was also a tireless advocate. He worked indefatigably to defend abortion access through public policy engagement and reform in his home state of Kansas. He founded Pro-Kan‐Do, a political action committee, to ensure that elected officials protected access to quality reproductive health care. For years, he hired policy staff in the state capital to defend and advance strong reproductive health policies.

His clinic was a constant focus of harassment and violence. And yet, he remained steadfast. With the Tiller Advocacy Award, we seek to honor a physician early in their career who mirrors these extraordinary qualities in their work and advocacy.

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Eligibility & Nomination Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominee is a physician
  • Nominee is currently based in the United States
  • Nominee is no more than 10 years past completing medical education or abortion care training

Nomination and Selection Criteria:

  • Nominee currently provides abortions in area/s impacted by restrictions or previously provided abortions in a state that now bans abortion access
  • Nominee is a vocal and visible advocate for sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice
  • Nominee is engaged in advocacy efforts on a range of intersectional issues
  • Nominee demonstrates a strong commitment to anti-racism work, equitable justice, and centering the needs of communities most impacted by systemic barriers to care

How to Submit a Nomination

Please complete the following steps to submit a nomination:

  1. Complete the 2023 Tiller Advocacy Award Nomination Form
  2. Submit the nominee’s CV by uploading it to the Nomination Form or by sending to engagement@prh.org. *

*If you do not have access to the nominee’s CV, please let us know at the email above and staff will request it from the nominee.

After your nomination is submitted, PRH staff will contact the nominee to confirm their acceptance of the nomination. The Rashbaum and Tiller Awards Selection Committee will select an Award recipient and all nominees and nominators will be notified in early February 2023.

Questions? Contact us at engagement@prh.org.

Previous Award Recipients

2021: Ghazaleh Moayedi, DO, MPH
2020: Sheila Ramgopal, MD, MA
2019: Stephanie Ho, MD
2018: Sacheen Nathan, MD, MPH
2017: Yashica Robinson, MD
2016: Colleen McNicholas, DO
2015: Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH
2014: Cheryl Chastine, MD
2013: Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc
2012: Margaret Kini, MD
2011: Eleanor Drey, MD
2010: Adam Jacobs, MD

Awards Selection Committee

How are Award recipients selected? A committee of active and retired abortion providers and physician advocates from across the country select the respective recipients of the Tiller Advocacy and Rashbaum Leadership Awards.

Committee Members review each nomination and use a scoring rubric based on the selection criteria described above. The score for each nominee is averaged and the nominee with the highest total score receives each respective Award.

View the 2023 Abortion Provider Awards Selection Committee Members