Dignity Health: Premier Cares Award Application Period Underway

The application period for Premier’s annual Cares Award competition is underway until July 31. This is Premier’s annual program to recognize exemplary efforts by not-for-profit community organizations to improve the health of populations in need.

We encourage your organization to apply for this prestigious award and/or to forward this information to an eligible organization. See the information below to learn more about how to apply.

If you have questions about the award or the application process, we strongly encourage you to attend an informational call on May 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. We’ll have a Cares Award judge (who is also a former Cares Award winner) and others with Cares Award expertise on hand to answer your questions. Please register for this call at the following link: https://events.premierinc.com/ei/getdemo.ei?id=462&s=_5NG0Y90PG. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including the dial-in number and other pertinent information.

The cash prize received by the Cares Award winner is $100,000. Five runners-up will receive $24,000 each. Entries must be not-for-profit entities in the public or private sector, be able to show measurable results/outcomes for a full two-year period prior to July 31, 2014, and be replicable.

Since 1991, the Premier healthcare alliance has presented cash awards of over $3 million to more than 100 organizations nationwide that help underserved populations. The program was created by Dr. Monroe E. Trout, former CEO of American Healthcare Systems, one of Premier’s heritage organizations. The competition is open to not-for-profit organizations that have been in existence for more than two years, are providing creative solutions to health status improvement, can provide documentation of outcomes and impact on a specific population, and have programs that can be replicated in other communities.

The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, July 31. The online application, complete details about the award and past recipients are available at www.premierinc.com/caresaward.

We look forward to your application. And if you’re not eligible to apply, we hope you’ll encourage other worthy organizations to apply for this prestigious award.

If you need any other information, please email CaresAward@premierinc.com.