Your innovation will be judged based on the merit of six criteria: Impact; Outcomes; Feasibility; Scalability; Equity; Sustainability. Initiatives must have started after January 1, 2019, and been implemented long enough to show outcomes.
The online submission form will prompt you to submit the following:
Innovation Title (10-word max)
Choose a name for your initiative, which easily identifies your initiative and distinguishes it from any other innovations.
Innovation Description (25-word max)
Provide a short description for your initiative in one or two sentences.
Innovation Summary (150-word max)
Write a clear overview of your initiative that addresses the following:
A brief description of the problem that you solved; how you solved it; resources required; target population; how your solution changed the lives of your target population, including traditionally marginalized people within that population
Impact (500-word max)
Provide an overview of the impact of your initiative using the below as guidance:
How does your initiative address a problem that needed to be solved? Expand on the impact that your innovation has had on the intended population. Has your initiative influenced multiple people or a large population, or did it have a significant impact on a small, vulnerable population? Is your initiative likely to be expanded or replicated in the future? Did it garner positive reactions from your leadership or partners?
Outcomes (500-word max)
Provide evidence of your initiative’s impact using the questions below as guidance:
What were the results of your initiative? How did you measure the impact of your initiative? Please describe both quantitative measures and qualitative feedback, where applicable. How did the results compare to the specific objectives you originally identified and planned for? Did the design of your initiative draw from an established evidence base?
Feasibility (750-word max)
Describe the feasibility of your initiative using the questions below as guidance:
What was the plan for implementation, including key tactics, measurable objectives, methods, strategies, and tools? When did the initiative implementation start? Who were key internal partners for implementing the initiative? Please share their role and if a clinician, their discipline (e.g., medicine, nursing, social work). Who were key external partners for implementing this initiative? Please share their titles and organizational affiliation. How was your initiative funded? What were the skills and resources necessary to accomplish the initiative? Did you encounter any difficulties with the implementation of your initiative, and if so, how did you handle them? Were other organizations involved in your innovation?
Scalability (500-word max)
Describe how your initiative was and/or could be scaled using the question below as guidance:
Does the initiative have the potential to be adapted, such as expanding to new populations, or reaching a larger group of people over time, all while retaining its effectiveness? If so, how?
Equity (500-word max)
Describe how health equity was considered using the questions below as guidance:
Did the design of your initiative take health equity into account in terms of access to services, care delivery, or any other considerations? How were these considerations incorporated into your initiative? Were patient, family, or community feedback incorporated into the planning and design process?
Sustainability (500-word max)
Describe the sustainability of your initiative using the questions below as guidance:
Will the initiative have a sustained impact (e.g., institutional adoption; partnerships; potential support from other sources, etc.)? If so, what do you predict that impact to be, and how will you measure it? Were the effects of the innovation immediate or will they be seen long-term? Does the team have the skills, capacity, relationships, and experience to sustain the initiative? Does the initiative have buy-in from institutional leadership? Describe your financial sustainability plan for the initiative.