We are living in extraordinary times as we adjust personally and professionally to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the recent CDC recommendations on public gatherings, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has made the decision to cancel our 2020 Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner. This means that we are also cancelling this year’s Innovations in Health Care Awards. We will be holding on to applications received for consideration in 2021.
Each year, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and its partners present the Innovations in Health Care Awards. These awards recognize projects or programs addressing chronic disease prevention or management at the Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner.
Who should apply?
Healthcare providers, community-based organizations, educational institutions, health plans, health systems, public health organizations, and others improving the health of the communities they serve.
What projects or programs will be considered?
Projects or programs that promote making healthy choices, stimulate policy and/or systems change, increase awareness, improve quality of care, or improve health outcomes. Examples include:
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Regular physical activity
- Getting an annual physical exam
- Early screening and detection
- Quitting smoking
- Managing weight/Body Mass Index
- Chronic disease prevention programs
- Managing blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc.
- Managing chronic conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, etc.
- Preventing complications of chronic health conditions
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. Award finalists will be given table space to present their program or project at the Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner and will receive mention in the program book. The top two applicants will be selected as winners. Awards in the form of a plaque and cash prize will be presented at the Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner. 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.
View the 2020 Application Packet. The application can be completed electronically. All applications must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. If you have questions regarding your application, contact Kathy Heselschwerdt at [email protected] or 734-222-9800.