Call for Award Nominations

The call for nominations for IHA’s Health Literacy Awards is now open!

Submit a Nomination

IHA’s Annual Health Literacy Awards

Each year, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement recognizes people who have made outstanding achievements in health literacy. Award winners are selected by an independent group of judges and are presented with an IHA Health Literacy Award. This year we will honor award winners Thursday, May 14 during our Annual Health Literacy Conference.

Award Categories

IHA accepts award nominations in 4 categories: Innovative Programs, Published Materials, Research, and International.

  • Innovative Programs: Projects that demonstrate innovative, practical and effective solutions to addressing limited health literacy.
  • Published Materials: Written materials (digital or printed) that contribute to effective communication with those with limited health literacy.
  • Research: Studies using well-defined methodologies that further illustrate the relationship between literacy skills and health outcomes, cost, or disparities; or present evidence of effective health literacy interventions.
  • International: Efforts outside of the United States that empower people to better health through improved health literacy.

In addition to a personalized crystal award, category winners receive:

  • One $500 honorarium
  • One complimentary conference registration
  • One round-trip coach airfare to the conference
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations (1 room) at the Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa
How to Submit an Award Nomination

Follow these instructions to submit an application:

  1. Fill out the online form here by 5 pm Pacific Time on February 14, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of the form.
  2. If you do not receive a confirmation within 2 business days, please feel free to follow up with Rachel Roberts at 562-690-4001 ext. 217 or
Selection Process

Once the award nomination period closes, a independent group judging in a double-blind process will evaluate all entries and select 1 winner for each category. To qualify to win, the project must:

  1. Empower people to better health.
  2. Address an aspect of health literacy.
  3. Aim to solve an identified healthcare problem.
  4. Be current with a completion date within the past 2 years.
  5. Impact or have the potential to affect the greater healthcare community.