Kimberly, WI, June 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (http://WIAAP.org) today announced awards to child health champions in the state.
Jeffrey Lamont, MD, FAAP of the Marshfield Clinic in Weston, was named Pediatrician of the Year, the Chapter’s most prestigious honor. “Dr. Lamont is a central member of our Chapter and a vocal advocate for children and their physicians,” said James Meyer, MD, FAAP, current Wisconsin Chapter President. “He is instrumental in making connections with our state public health initiatives, especially in the domain of school health, where his involvement has raised the bar of excellence in training and education for school health personnel.” Dr. Lamont’s work on behalf of WIAAP recently earned a national Award of Excellence from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Dr. Lamont has served as the School Health Chair for over a decade and recently completed his tenure as Immediate Past President of the Chapter. He currently serves the national AAP in his role on the National Nominating Committee.
Richard Immler, MD received the Community Service Award for his role as a key stakeholder in the development and passage of mental health legislation pertaining to a Child Psychiatry Consultation Program. A retired child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Immler provided key expertise and advocacy on behalf of improved access to mental and behavioral health care for primary care physicians and their patients.
Speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly Robin Vos, who last year convened the Task Force on Mental Health, was recognized as the Legislator of the Year. Citing his willingness to address to address the particularly complex issue of our state’s mental health systems, the Chapter also commended him as the key conduit in rallying bipartisan support and passage of an important mental health legislation.
Comprising nearly 1,000 members and a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.aap.org) WIAAP works to assure optimal health and safety for Wisconsin’s children and their families through advocacy and collaboration with child interest groups. WIAAP supports Wisconsin pediatricians, enabling them to continue to be the most effective providers of health care to children. The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.