Each year the College presents an award for significant achievement in the field of addiction treatment administration. Candidates for the award are nominated from the general membership of the organization. The candidate for the award must be an ACATA (American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators) Advanced Member or Fellow, in good standing, who currently holds a management position in an accredited addiction treatment facility or agency. The recipient will have demonstrated significant contribution to the treatment field in one or more of the following areas; patient care, professional development of others, management and organizational development, health care activities, and /or current healthcare environment.
Recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer leadership in the area of addiction treatment through board membership and philanthropy. This award will be presented annually at the NAATP board reception held as part of the NAATP Annual Leadership Conference.
The award will be presented by a Caron Executive to a volunteer from a small, medium and large organization. Therefore three awards will be presented each year.
This award, growing out of the strategic alliance with Vendome Group, LLC, recognizes organizational achievement for the improvement of quality in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. The James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award is presented during the May NAATP Annual Conference. Eligibility for this award is NAATP membership!
The Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award has been established by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers to recognize the journalistic efforts, both electronic and print, that promote the value of and need for addiction treatment. This award has been developed in recognition of the immense leadership provided by Michael Q. Ford, the first Executive of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, and whose journalistic style and flair was evident in all of the publications of NAATP. During Michael’s tenure as the executive for NAATP, his energy, wit and determination helped to shape the direction of this organization.
In 1983, a young but rapidly emerging organization recognized Nelson J. Bradley, M.D. with its first annual outstanding achievement award. Dr. Bradley participated and led the pioneering activities in Minnesota that resulted in a multi-disciplinary approach to treating persons with alcoholism and the recognition of alcoholism as a treatable disease. Through his early efforts treatment models were developed which have been modified, but are still in place today.
Shortly after presenting Dr. Bradley with this award, Dr. Bradley died and the award was named in honor of Dr. Bradley and his leadership in the field of addiction treatment.
The intention of this annual award is to recognize the life long achievements of individuals and to preserve the memory of the many contributions to modern addiction treatment that Dr. Bradley so generously shared with the addiction treatment field.