DAISY Foundation Awards

The Commissioned Officers Foundation provides financial support for quarterly DAISY Awards for the Nurse Category, in the Office of the Surgeon General.

SUMMER 2023 Awards

  • PHS DAISY Nurse Leader Award: CAPT Vickie Caldwell, HHS, Indian Health Service, Wewoka, OK
  • PHS DAISY Award for Nurses Advancing Health Equity: LCDR Jackeline Rodriguez, HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Boston, MA
  • PHS DAISY Award for Nurses Advancing Health Equity: LCDR Hollis Reed, DHS, ICE Health Service Corps, Charlotte, NC

Seed Grants

Everything You Need to Know about e-Cigarettes and Vaping

By: B. Howe, ED, Morgan County Substance Abuse Council Morgan County is located in central Indiana between Indianapolis, in Marion County and Bloomington in Monroe County. The population in 2019 was 70,489. We have four school systems: Eminence Community Schools, [...]

December 24, 2021|Categories: Impact|

The Value of a Borough Disaster Preparedness Coalition in Bridging Gaps

by Sharmila Rao Thakkar, MPH, MPA, and Frank Blanceró, Staten Island Not for Profit Association/Staten Island COAD The Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SI COAD) and its Medical Ecosystem (MES), a coalition managed by the Staten Island Not [...]

December 23, 2021|Categories: Impact|

Safe Sleep for Kansas Babies in Easy as ABC – A 2020 COF Seed Grant Recipient

by Cherie Sage, State Director, Safe Kids Kansas Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the term used to describe all sudden infant deaths before their first birthday when the cause is not obvious. Many of these deaths occur during sleep [...]

December 23, 2021|Categories: Impact|

Impacting the Mental Health of Arizona’s Families

by Tom Zimmerman, D.Min., MA, President of Life Changers Counseling Even before the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, the families of Central Arizona were struggling. Many are recent transplants from elsewhere and lack the family and community support structures to help them [...]

December 23, 2021|Categories: Impact|

Grant Supports Breastfeeding for Black Families

by Elizabeth Woods, MA, MPH Interim Executive Director Soul Food for Your Baby, Inc.  Soul Food for Your Baby is grateful for the award of a Commissioned Officers Foundation Barclay-Giel Seed Grant. Funding allowed us to provide needed breastfeeding support [...]

December 23, 2021|Categories: Impact|
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