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Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

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American Hospital Association
Aug 14, 2021

The Foster G. McGaw Prize honors health delivery organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.

Applicants must meet the following criteria for excellence in community service:

  • Leadership: Takes a proactive role in establishing relationships needed to address the community's health and social issues and to improve the community's well-being. Examples include initiatives to address nutrition, malnutrition, clean water, and noncommunicable diseases.
  • Commitment: The entire organization, including governance, administration, and patient care staff, is involved on an ongoing basis in the organization's community service plan and/or initiatives.
  • Partnerships: Has alliances with the community, including physicians, other health-related organizations, business, social services, and government, to identify and meet community health needs.
  • Breadth and Depth of Initiatives: The organization's community service initiatives:
    • Exceed the provision of just acute medical and health care services
    • Address major health-related issues in the community
    • Constitute a significant and sustainable ongoing effort by the health delivery organization
    • Demonstrate an impact on the community's health status and/or quality of life
  • Community Involvement: There is a high level of community response to, acceptance of, and participation in the health delivery organization's community service initiatives.

Any health delivery organization that exhibits the award criteria is eligible to apply for the prize, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Health systems
  • Integrated networks
  • Self-defined community partnerships
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts are not stated. Up to 4 programs or organizations will be selected.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Community engagement and volunteerism · Healthcare facilities · Hospitals · Leadership · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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