In recognition of his steadfast support of those with addictions and the policies that bring to the forefront the issues related to evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders, the Honorable Patrick Kennedy was given the Founders’ Award on December 6, 2018 by AAAP President Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH at AAAP’s 29th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. His passion, relentless championing, and fearless advocacy for equity in treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders has had far-reaching effects for the medical, political, and private sectors.

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