CDE of the Year Award Program
Nominate your Credentialled Diabetes Educator for the CDE of the Year award program.
Does your CDE go out of their way to help you?
Do you feel empowered and confident after a visit to this CDE?
Do you describe your CDE as being outstanding?
Nominations now closed. Results will be available in late June.
Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) are Australia’s ‘go to’ qualified healthcare specialists for people with diabetes. They are healthcare practitioners qualified to provide a personalised approach to diabetes education and care. They work with other healthcare practitioners and provide services to people with diabetes, empowering and assisting them in dealing with daily self-management. Recognition as a CDE is an assurance to you that these healthcare practitioners will provide high-quality diabetes education and expert advice to help people with diabetes do the hard work of staying well every day.
The CDE of the Year award program is designed to recognise and honour outstanding achievement and contribution of CDEs in the provision of high-quality diabetes education and expert support for people living with diabetes. This award program is run by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and financially supported by Eli Lilly.
Each state and territory will have a winner and from this group, a national winner will be selected to receive the prestigious ‘Jan Baldwin National CDE of the Year’ title. State winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the national winner will receive $5,000 scholarship and the opportunity to speak at the 2019 Australasian Diabetes Congress.
CDE of the Year Judging Panel
Nominations will be reviewed by the following members of the CDE of the Year Judging Panel:
- Stefanie Johnston: WA Branch Director from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
- Tania Passingham: Professional Services Manager from the Dietitian Association of Australia
- Rachelle Ward: recipient of the 2016 JDRF-NSW Volunteer of the Year and a consumer representative on the ADS Medical, Education and Scientific Council
- Erica Wright: a former ADEA President
The Panel will give consideration to the following selection criteria when reviewing nominations:
- Demonstrated excellence in diabetes education
- Leadership and an inspirational role model for diabetes educators
Frequently asked questions
How can people with diabetes submit their nominations?
We accept nominations from people with diabetes and this year we use the same nomination template for both health professionals and people with diabetes. The nomination form is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDEaward
You can also download the sample here: https://www.adea.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sample-Nomination-form_180326_2.pdf
Are there hard copy forms people with diabetes can complete? Or how do they access the online nomination process?
It would be best if all nomination forms are submitted via our template on SurveyMonkey so that we can manage them better.
People with diabetes can go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDEaward to submit their nominations.
Alternatively, this URL is also available in the sample: https://www.adea.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sample-Nomination-form_180326_2.pdf
Do people with diabetes have access to the ADEA website?
ADEA website has public pages available for people with diabetes to access at www.adea.com.au
Information on CDE of the Year award program is available here: https://www.adea.com.au/about-us/cde-of-the-year
And nomination form is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDEaward
All of these pages are publically available.
How do we alert people with diabetes to the nomination process?
It’s best if you can share information about the award program to your network of people with diabetes, peers and colleagues.
The best webpage is https://www.adea.com.au/about-us/cde-of-the-year where they can find the process, nomination form and sample.
I work between 2 clinics in different regions, and I am being asked by nominators about whether it matters which clinic they see me at and which clinic they list on the nomination?
This doesn’t matter. We just need the nominators to specify whether they submit their nomination as an individual or on behalf of an organisation/clinic. The location from which the nominations are submitted doesn’t impact on the reviewing process.
If I receive two nominations, will they be counted for me as one CDE or two?
All nominations will be reviewed and scored independently regardless how many nominations you receive. The more nominations you receive, the more chances you will have against other nominated CDEs.
Will all nominations end up being linked to me as CDE regardless of the location they submit from?
As far as the nominators put your name clearly in question 6 in their nomination form, it will be linked to you as a CDE. The location from which the nominations are submitted doesn’t impact on the reviewing process.