The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and its partners offer two awards for innovative disease management or prevention programs at the Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. The awards are presented to programs across the state. The award categories are:
- Innovative Projects Related to Preventing Chronic Health Conditions: For projects that promote making healthy choices specifically impacting health behaviors and/or health indicators, including: maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, getting an annual physical exam, quitting smoking, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and others.
- Innovative Projects Related to Managing Chronic Health Conditions: For projects demonstrating innovations in the management of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and others.
Programs stimulating policy and systems change, awareness, or improving quality of care should apply. Applicants from the healthcare sector, community at large, educational systems, and health plans are encouraged to apply. If you would like to discuss your application prior to applying, please contact Christy Rivette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-232-0522 ext. 205.
Applicants for the Innovations in Health Care Award will be considered by an objective panel of judges representing the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and its partner organizations. Two programs will be selected as the most innovative. Up to eight applicants (including the two award recipients) will be invited to present a poster at the Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner at The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing on April 25, 2017 and will receive mention in the program book. Awards will be given at the Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner. Winners will receive a plaque along with a cash prize. The Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner is well attended by state legislators, health care providers, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the business community.
To apply, please fill out the Innovations Application. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00pm.