Chapter Excellence

Chapter Excellence Awards

Chapters are the lifeblood of APIC, where volunteers and local leaders bring forward new and innovative programs, resources, and networking groups to help their members achieve higher levels of competence and relevance. APIC is proud of offer the Chapter Excellence Award to recognize and reward local chapters that have aligned their members and resources in order to support APIC’s mission and strategic plan on the local level.

Application process

To apply for 2018 Chapter Excellence Awards, chapter leaders will need the following:

  • A completed online application
  • A written summary
  • Supporting documents (no more than 10 pages)
  • PowerPoint presentation describing/showcasing the awards submission

Submit the application and materials electronically. Or, you can download physical application here.

Online Application

Word Application

Award categories and criteria

Each year, APIC selects one large chapter and one small chapter to receive an award in each of the following categories:

    • Member Support—chapter demonstrates excellence in providing support, recognition, and opportunities for professional growth and development of members.
    • Clinical and Professional Practice—chapter demonstrates excellence in defining, evaluating, and continually improving the practice of infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology.
  • Education, Communication, and Information Resources—chapter demonstrates excellence in developing, promoting, and providing meaningful, accessible, and affordable educational products and services, and other resources for infection preventionists, healthcare workers, and the general public.
  • Synergistic Alliances—chapter demonstrates excellence in identifying, evaluating, and pursuing opportunities for synergistic alliances.

Access more information about criteria for each category.

Chapter size levels:

  • Large chapter [Chapters with 71 or more members.]
  • Small chapter [Chapters with less than 70 members.]

To be eligible for this award, chapters must be in good standing with all APIC administrative functions, including current chapter bylaws, up-to-date treasurer reports, and minimum number of chapter members.



APIC is proud of the following chapters for receiving the award in previous years.

Member Support

YearChapter Name

Greater Atlanta Chapter

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter

2016 Hawaii Chapter
2015 West Virginia Chapter
Badger Chapter
2014 Minnesota Chapter
Sierra Chapter
San Antonio Chapter
2013 Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter
2012 Greater Buffalo Chapter
Minnesota Chapter

Clinical and Professional Practice

YearChapter Name

Norther New Jersey Chapter

Western Iowa Chapter

2016 Minnesota Chapter
2015 N/A
2014 Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter
2013 Minnesota Chapter
2012 Northeast Ohio Chapter

Education, Communication, and Information Resources

YearChapter Name

Minnesota Chapter

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

2016 Northeastern New York Chapter
Puget Sound Chapter
West Virginia Chapter
2015 N/A
2014 Palmetto Chapter
Greater Jackson Chapter
2013 Southern Nevada Chapter
2012 Delaware Valley and Philadelphia Chapter

Synergistic Alliances

YearChapter Name

Indiana Chapter

West Virginia

2016 Greater Kansas City Chapter
2015 Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter
Minnesota Chapter
2014 Indiana Chapter
2013 Southern New Jersey Chapter
Wichita Area Chapter
2012 Palmetto Chapter
West Virginia Chapter