CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Best Practices in Global Health Award

Posted on 9 February 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Awards & Honors, Call for Nominations or Applications, Health, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Best Practices in Global Health Award

Application Deadline: 15 February 2008

The Best Practices in Global Health Award is given annually to celebrate and highlight the efforts of a public health practitioner or organisation dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged and disenfranchised populations, and to recognize the programmes that effectively demonstrate the link between health, poverty and development. The person or organisation selected for this award must be able to demonstrate the success of the programme(s), and measurable results in the field, and also have the ability and expertise to share, inspire and extend best practices for improving health.

The award will be presented in Washington, D.C., at a special Awards Ceremony during the Global Health Council’s Annual International Conference. The winner’s name is embargoed until the time of the ceremony in May 2008.

Do you know a person or organization that has established or run an excellent program that has been demonstrably effective in improving the health of people with disabilties? Have the positive outcomes been measured and documented? Is this a program that is community-based, sustainable, and replicable? Does the program demonstrate the link between poverty, health, and development? If so, this award could be an opportunity to win international recognition for a person or organization that has transformed the lives of impoverished people with disabilities or other disenfranchised populations. It could also be an opportunity to help raise consciousness about the importance of actively ensuring the inclusion of disabled people in public health programs.

For more information about the award, its eligibility criteria and how you can nominate someone for it, go to the following web page:

http://www.globalhealth.org/conference/view_top.php3?id=743

At the above web page, please be sure to read all the information carefully to be sure you fully understand the selection criteria that the Global Health Council will be using to screen nominations. This award will likely be very competitive, so nomination forms should be filled out carefully and in full detail.

The theme for the 35th annual International Conference on Global Health is Community Health: Delivering, Serving, Engaging, Leading. The conference will be held May 27-31, 2008, in Washington, DC, USA. For more information on the conference, go to:

http://www.globalhealth.org/conference/



Part of the text for this announcement comes from the Global Health web site. I added the paragraph encouraging readers to consider nominating programs focused on the needs of the disability community. You may also wish to consider nominating programs run by someone with disabilities, or by an organization of people with disabilities.

We Can Do learned about this opportunity through contacts at Mobility International USA (MIUSA). Among their many other activities, MIUSA has a program focused on international development and disability.



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