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ADCES Receives Welcoming Environment Award from Association Forum

Jun 23, 2022, 17:13 by User Not Found
The award recognizes ADCES’ commitment and success in establishing an inclusive and welcoming environment and culture for both its members and staff.

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) has been selected as the recipient of the Association Forum’s Welcoming Environment Organizational Award. The award recognizes ADCES’ commitment and success in establishing an inclusive and welcoming environment and culture for both its members and staff. 

ADCES was selected for this competitive award by demonstrating achievements across a range of criteria set by the Association Forum’s Awards & Scholarship Committee, including proof of:  

  • Incorporating welcoming environment principles into the organization’s core values. 

  • Holding leadership accountable for treating employees with respect and care.  

  • Supporting all employees’ voices and opinions. 

  • Championing a welcoming environment for staff and members. 

The award comes after years of work by ADCES to ensure it is a welcoming organization for all, including recent initiatives to address diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) among its membership and in the workplace. In 2020, the ADCES Board of Directors appointed an Inclusion Council to develop a charter for expanding the diversity represented in the association’s membership and leadership. Simultaneously, a staff DEI committee was created to ensure ADCES was creating a diverse and inclusive environment internally. 

“ADCES takes great pride in being recognized by Association Forum, an organization of our peers, with this award. Our commitment to extending a welcoming approach and building community with those we represent and serve is a fundamental value of our leadership and staff,” says ADCES Vice President of Human Resources Christine Carter-Eggers. 

ADCES and other award recipients will be recognized at Association Forum’s Honors Gala on June 23, 2022 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 


About the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
ADCES is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 12,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working to optimize care and reduce complications. ADCES supports an integrated care model that lowers the cost of care, improves experiences and helps its members lead so better outcomes follow. Learn more at, or visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes). 

About Association Forum 
Association Forum is the hub for the large, yet close-knit Chicagoland association industry. We provide our members with resources, education and networking opportunities that enhance and elevate the association management profession, both on a personal and organizational level. We serve as a connecting point for association executives and professionals to meet and exchange ideas. As a future-focused organization, we have our finger on the pulse of the industry in order to help guide our members and assist them is solving the problems they face both today and tomorrow.  
Founded in 1916, Association Forum has nearly 4,000 members. 
These members represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago organizations. These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact. Learn more at