The Leonard E. Gibbs Award

The Social Welfare Coordinating Group (SWCG) Editorial Board has created an awards programme to encourage production of rigorous systematic reviews that can inform social welfare policy and practice.

The first of these awards is named in honor of Leonard E. Gibbs, one of the leaders of the evidence-based practice movement, who passed away in 2008.
The 2018 recipient of the Leonard E. Gibbs Award was made to Michael de Vibe, Arild Bjørndal, Sabina Fattah, Gunvor M Dyrdal, Even Halland, Emily E Tanner-Smith for their review "Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for improving health, quality of life and social functioning in adults”.
The 2016 recipient of the Leonard E. Gibbs Award was made to Brandy R. Maynard, Michael R. Solis, Veronica L. Miller and Kristen E. Brendel for their review "Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Improving Cognition, Academic Achievement, Behavior, and Socioemotional Functioning of Primary and Secondary School Students".

Inquiries and nominations should be directed by e-mail to The last date for submissions is 30 June 2019.

You can read more about the Leonard E. Gibbs Award, eligibility criteria, and how to nominate, here: The Campbell Collaboration Social Welfare Coordinating Group Awards Program.


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