AAMC Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement
This award honors Association of American Medical Colleges member institutions with a longstanding, major institutional commitment to addressing community needs. The award recognizes programs that go beyond the traditional role of academic medicine and reach communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system.
The award is not intended to honor any one specialized service program or individual, but rather to recognize instances where a broad-based collaboration has developed between the nominee and the community served.
Selection criteria include:
- Has broadly demonstrated deep levels of community engagement and commitment in ways that move beyond outreach and consultation and are grounded in principles of collaboration and shared leadership
- Coordinates community engagement and community health activities across all mission areas of the organization to align programs and goals, increase efficiency and impact, reduce redundancy, and develop interprofessional opportunities for community partnerships
- Uses formal assessment processes and data to co-develop programs and interventions that are responsive to community-identified health and social needs
- Evaluates the processes, outputs, outcomes, and impacts of programs and initiatives in ways that are meaningful to a variety of internal and external institutional stakeholders
- Has maximized potential for community engagement given the institution's resources
- Incentivizes community engaged activities and scholarship among faculty and learners
AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals are eligible to apply if their institutions have not received the award in the past 10 years.
This award is honorary.
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