The New Jersey Department of Health is seeking applications for its first Population Health Heroes Awards to recognize New Jersey’s innovative leaders who are making system, policy and environmental changes that improve health.
Awards will be given in six categories: Individual/Clinician; Municipal/County Organization/Coalition; Health Care Provider Institution; Community/Faith-Based Organization; Private Sector Institution/Organization; and Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration.
Judges will consider the following criteria when evaluating submissions:
- Measurable population health impact or outcome
- Efforts uniting government and community level constituents
- Demonstrated innovative health education/promotion practices at the community, municipal, county or state level
- Use of evidence-based interventions or innovations that improve population health
- Approaches that address diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, health literacy and other communication needs of vulnerable populations
- Changes in organizational culture, policies and procedures that enhance or expand access to services
Submissions that are not focused primarily on a New Jersey–based population will not be considered. Only programs which are active or completed within the past year will be considered.
Visit www.state.nj.us/health/populationhealth/documents/2017_award_application_form.pdf for an application. Submissions are due by March 8.
Winners will be announced at the 2017 Population Health Summit in June.