ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award, Nominated by CTIP The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion

Mar 4, 2019

CTIP The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion is thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Kimberleigh Smith from Callen-Lorde who has been nominated by Amida Care and bestowed with the ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award.

As an esteemed organization dedicated to promoting business and consumer services, CTIP acknowledges the commendable efforts of individuals making a significant impact in their respective fields. This award recognizes Kimberleigh Smith for her unwavering commitment to advocacy work in healthcare and community outreach.

Award Highlights

The ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award is a prestigious accolade presented to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in advancing advocacy initiatives to benefit the community. Kimberleigh Smith's dedication, passion, and accomplishments in advocating for healthcare and fostering inclusivity are truly inspiring.

About Callen-Lorde

Callen-Lorde is a well-respected healthcare organization that specializes in providing comprehensive, LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare services. With a strong focus on inclusivity and equality, Callen-Lorde has been at the forefront of delivering culturally competent care for over five decades. Their dedication to improving the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals has been transformative.

Amida Care's Nomination

Amida Care, a leading nonprofit health plan in New York, recognized Kimberleigh Smith's exceptional advocacy work and nominated her for the ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award. Amida Care understands the critical role Kimberleigh plays in advancing healthcare access and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community.

Kimberleigh's invaluable contributions in increasing awareness about LGBTQ+ healthcare issues, reducing stigma, and promoting equality have significantly enhanced the lives of individuals in need. Her tireless efforts have helped bridge the gap in healthcare disparities, leading to a more inclusive and equitable society.

CTIP's Recognition

CTIP The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion commends Kimberleigh Smith and Callen-Lorde for their dedication to advocating for quality healthcare and advancing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. CTIP recognizes that inclusive healthcare services are crucial for the overall well-being of individuals, and Kimberleigh's transformative work aligns with CTIP's mission to promote equal opportunities and access for all.

Impact and Future Endeavors

The impact of Kimberleigh Smith's advocacy efforts is immeasurable. She has helped create real change, not only within the healthcare system but also in society's perception of LGBTQ+ individuals. Kimberleigh's leadership and determination have paved the way for increased understanding, acceptance, and equality within the community.

Looking ahead, Kimberleigh plans to continue her advocacy work, leveraging her expertise and passion to break down barriers and ensure equitable healthcare for all. By involving various stakeholders, raising awareness, and implementing evidence-based strategies, she aims to create a more inclusive healthcare system that meets the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ population.


The ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award, Honorable Mention goes to Kimberleigh Smith of Callen-Lorde, nominated by Amida Care. CTIP The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion congratulates Kimberleigh Smith on this well-deserved recognition and expresses gratitude for her unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity, advocating for quality healthcare, and positively impacting the lives of many.

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