Congressman Green Receives Public Service Award from International Medical Association
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Green (TX-29) received the 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ (AACE) Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Public Service Award.
The Public Service Award is presented to a health professional, organization, or individual layperson for outstanding contributions to advancing the mission of AACE in providing quality health care for patients with endocrine diseases and for the betterment of public health.
“I am grateful to be recognized by AACE for the long-standing work I’ve fought for in Congress,” said Green. “Diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders affect too many Americans and Texans in my district.”
“My constituents have an incredibly high rate of diabetes and other chronic conditions, well above the national averages. In order to improve our overall health and bend the long-term cost curve, we need endocrinologists and other medical professional to be able to perform their great work on behalf of patients. I look forward to continuing to work with AACE, and the full range of health care providers, on legislation to improve care and promote wellness and prevention,” said Green.
In this 115th Congress, Congressman Green is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health. In addition, Green is a member of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and continues to support initiatives to improve care for patients with diabetes, including the National Clinical Care Commission Act, which he co-sponsored.
Additionally, Congressman Green is the author of the legislation attached to the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003, which required Medicare to cover screening for Medicare beneficiaries at risk for diabetes.