NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health, part of Jefferson University, today announced the call for submissions is open for the 2019 Hearst Health Prize, the annual $100,000 award given in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving health in the U.S. In addition, up to two finalists will each receive $25,000.
The announcement was made by Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, president of Hearst Health, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health.
“We are entering the fourth year of the award and each year we have been amazed at the number of impactful and deserving population health programs,” Dorn said. “Our aim is to highlight programs that are delivering measurable results and improving outcomes, as well as proliferating best practices to grow the field’s research depth.”
The Hearst Health Prize evaluates implemented projects that demonstrate improved health outcomes; it is not a grant program. The deadline for submissions is August 9, 2018. Up to three finalists will be named in January 2019, and the winner will be announced on March 19, 2019 at the 19th annual Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia. The winner will be awarded $100,000 and up to two finalists will each be awarded $25,000. For full details, including eligibility, submission criteria, application and rules, please visit www.jefferson.edu/HearstHealthPrize.
“The Hearst Health Prize provides a national platform to recognize and reward successful efforts to improve population health,” Nash said. “The winner and the finalists have the opportunity to expand their projects and impact more lives with the exposure they receive from this recognition, and we learn valuable lessons from the work in their field. We encourage everyone doing this important work in the field to share their results and apply for the award this year.”
Applications will be evaluated by faculty at the Jefferson College of Population Health and a distinguished panel of judges. Each submission will be scored based on the program’s:
- Population health impact or outcome, demonstrated by measurable improvement
- Use of evidence-based interventions and best practices to improve the quality of care
- Promotion of communication, collaboration and engagement
- Scalability and sustainability
Key Dates for the 2019 Hearst Health Prize:
- August 9, 2018: Closing date for submissions at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
- January 2019: Finalists notified
- March 18, 2019: Finalists will present during a special poster session at the Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia
- March 19, 2019: Winner of the $100,000 Hearst Health Prize will be announced at the Population Health Colloquium
Past Hearst Health Prize winners:
- 2018: Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance – A permanent supportive housing program for people experiencing chronic homelessness
- 2017: Intermountain Healthcare – A mental health integration program that makes mental health evaluation and service part of the routine care for all Intermountain patients
- 2016: Community Care of North Carolina – A transitional care program for Medicaid patients
For additional information about the Hearst Health Prize, please visit www.jefferson.edu/HearstHealthPrize.
About Hearst Health
The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 70 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions.
About the Jefferson College of Population Health
Established in 2008, JCPH is part of Jefferson University (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), a leader in interdisciplinary, hands-on, professional education, and home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. JCPH is dedicated to exploring the policies and forces that define the health and well-being of populations. Its mission is to prepare leaders with global vision to examine the social determinants of health and to evaluate, develop and implement health policies and systems that will improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life. JCPH provides exemplary graduate academic programming in population health, public health, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, and applied health economics and outcomes research. Its educational offerings are enhanced by research, publications and continuing education and professional development offerings in these areas.