Dan Campbell Legislative Award

 Daniel L. Campbell
Legislative Awards


We are pleased to announce the Daniel L. Campbell Legislative Award Contest. As usual, entries will be accepted for two types of effort, each important in achieving success in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Class I

  • Activity must be current
  • Nominate a state association with an outstanding effort toward legislation. (The legislation may create new law or update existing law.)
  • The nomination must include a history of events, give examples of obstacles overcome or innovative techniques, and state the results of the effort. (Passage of legislation is not necessary for nomination.)
  • List all individuals involved.

Class II

  • Activity must be current
  • Nominate a state association who has undertaken activities aimed at keeping athletic training “on the radar screen” of legislators.
  • The nomination must be in writing; pictures of events are encouraged.
  • Describe activities (how it was organized, who participated, number attending, etc.)
  • Describe the relevance of these activities to your overall legislative goals.
  • Give examples (if applicable) of how events benefited legislative effort.
  • List all individuals involved.

Submit Nomination

All entries must be  received at the NATA Government Affairs Office by March 31, 2016.  Winners will be chosen by members of the Government Affairs Council and honored at the National Convention (during the State Leadership Forum meeting).

Daniel L. Campbell was an active and influential member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for 34 years. Dan served in several capacities in his service to the NATA and the profession, but is most known for his work in governmental affairs and reimbursement. He was instrumental in creating the Reimbursement Advisory Group, the precursor to the Committee on Revenue, and co-authored a booked titled “Reimbursement for Athletic Trainers” about the history of the reimbursement effort. NATA named Dan a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 1996.

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