Health Care Quality Leaders Announce 2011 International Health Promotion Awards
Care Continuum Alliance and URAC Partner for Global Event Dec. 5 to 6, in Rome, Italy; Nominations Accepted at www.aihpa.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 2011 International Health Promotion Awards Symposium, which recognizes and promotes innovative programs from around the world that significantly improve health, will be in Rome, Italy, December 5-6, 2011. Nominations are being accepted now at www.aihpa.org and will be accepted until September 16, 2011.
URAC and the Care Continuum Alliance, two leaders in health care quality and innovation, have partnered to present this global awards program. These awards will find, promote and share real solutions that can be replicated worldwide and put into action immediately.
The awards support the understanding that pressing health problems cannot be addressed by one country or one group alone. By bringing successful programs to wider attention, the International Health Promotion Awards will empower organizations globally to take action and save lives.
"The International Health Promotion Awards fill an important need in global health efforts. By bringing together workplace and corporate-based programs with the community efforts that are meeting local health needs, we can help create partnerships and synergies," said Alan P. Spielman, President and CEO of URAC. "We want to be the voice of best practices across the health care spectrum and share them with the world."
This event will be attended by delegates from internationally recognized health care organizations, governmental agencies, charitable foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), health care associations and corporations.
"These awards recognize the importance of reaching people where they live and work to promote better health and reduce disease risk, especially at the population level," said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the Care Continuum Alliance. "They also recognize the global nature of the challenges we face in health care and the benefits of sharing our experiences broadly to foster innovation and best practices."
A panel of expert judges comprising health care professionals and policymakers from around the world will evaluate nominee submissions. Awards will be given in two categories:
Twelve finalists (six from each category) will receive a complimentary trip to Rome to present their programs at the Symposium where final award winners will be announced.
The IHPA program was established in 2010 and presented its first awards to a distinguished group of organizations including:
For more information, please contact Jessica Lutz, URAC at +1-202-326-3967 (USA ET) or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Care Continuum Alliance, at +1-202-737-5980 (USA ET) or email@example.com.
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