Taylor Cruz, winner of SSSP 2017 Healthy Policy, and Health Services Division Student Paper Competition

Huge congratulations to our very own Taylor Cruz, winner this year's Health, Healthy Policy, and Health Services Division Student Paper Competition for the paper  “The Rise of Quantification in United States Health Care Delivery Policy, 1965-2015,”!

The Health, Health Policy, and Health Services Division  invited all graduate students to apply for this annual paper award competition. The paper should be related to the broad Division interest, including health and illness, health policy, and health services. Current graduate students and recent graduates (who received their degrees after January 2016) may submit a paper if it was written while a student. Papers based on theses or dissertations are acceptable. Co-authored papers are acceptable as long as all the listed authors were graduate students at the time the paper was written. Double submission to other SSSP award competitions will disqualify the submission. The award recipient will present a version of the winning paper at a session of the 2017 SSSP Annual Meeting in Montreal. Thus, the paper also should be submitted to any Health Division meeting session organizer or the roundtable organizer by the January 31st deadline. The recipient will receive a monetary prize of $100, a plaque of recognition, student membership, and conference registration. The winner will be recognized at the Division Meeting as well as the SSSP Awards Ceremony.

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