OUR NATIONAL AWARDS

“PACNJ provides an example of how a coalition can quickly be solidified and take action if it joins forces around a common objective.” Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Publication, p. 80*

PACNJ was the recipient of the 2005 “Making a Difference Award” from the
Allergy and Asthma Network / Mothers of Asthmatics. This awarded is given in
recognition of excellence in asthma education.

PACNJ Received the American Lung Association 2009 Bernard Gregory Award for Diversity
The Bernard Gregory Awards for Diversity are given in recognition of the creation or promotion of more effective diversity practices within the Lung Association family. The review committee was especially pleased with the work PACNJ did with Newark Public Schools both in awarding all 83 schools with the PACNJ Asthma Friendly School Award, and in working with the district to receive the EPA National IAQ Tools for Schools Award for Excellence.

PACNJ Received the United States Environmental Protection Agency 2007 Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools “Special Achievement Award”
This award was given in recognition of outstanding commitment to a healthy school environment, at their national conference in Washington D.C.
*PACNJ participated in The 1st Annual Crossing the Quality Chasm Summit, The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington D.C., January 7, 2004 and was published in their report. The quote above is from The First Annual Crossing the Quality Chasm Summit, A Focus on Communities, K. Adams, A.C. Greiner, and J.M. Corrigan, Editors, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. p. 80; www.nap.edu.