Published 4/1/2009

Playground, diversity efforts honored

Two AAOS programs—the Balboa Park Safe Accessible Playground Build (2008 playground build in San Francisco) and the Culturally Competent Care Education Initiative—have received Awards of Excellence in the first round of judging for the 2009 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program, sponsored by American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and The Center for Association Leadership. They were among 21 programs named as finalists in the 2009 competition.

The two programs will automatically be entered into consideration for the Summit Award, ASAE & The Center’s highest association honor.

Now in its 19th year, the AAA Awards program recognizes associations and industry partners that improve the quality of life in America with innovative programs in education, skills training, standard setting, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship, and community service.