For the second year, WHI stakeholders are encouraged to nominate a community health initiative for the WHI’s collaborative impact award.
It’s a simple process. Just provide the following information in the form at the bottom of this page by Friday, September 9, 2022, which includes:
- A description of the collaborative
- The name of the organization(s) that led the initiative
- The impact the collaborative has had on community health
The award will recognize collaborations that have had a significant and positive impact on community health over the past year.
Last year’s winning collaboration—hoteling the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic—led by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, showed the power of collaboration and partnership to solve complex problems that no single individual or organization can solve in isolation.
Nominated health improvement collaborations can address traditional health access and quality initiatives, as well as key social determinants of health such as food, housing, and transportation. WHI members and member organizations need not be involved in nominated projects, and projects with WHI members will not receive special consideration.
The WHI Communications Committee may follow up to get additional information, including the names of other community partners and information to round out the description. They will develop a short survey asking WHI members to vote for the most effective health impact collaborations and tabulate results. Winners will be selected by popular vote and each WHI stakeholder can only vote once.
Awards will be given at the next WHI Stakeholders Meeting this October.