Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate Disparities and Achieve Health Equity in Building Healthier Communities: Lessons Learned

Health Equity Award Categories

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SUBMIT NOMINATIONSThe various Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities and Education awards honor specific theoretical and practical accomplishments that have had a significant impact on health disparities and equity practice and policy. These awards will be presented at the March 17, 2017 award ceremony which includes the John Ruffin Annual Lecture, Presented by Dr. Norman Francis. The recipients will receive a plaque, round trip coach airfare, up to two nights lodging and complimentary conference registration.

CHAMPIONS AWARDS (3): Individuals or organizations whose commitment through their vast network and service contribute to the elimination of health disparities and achievement of health equity.

ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD: For advancing the elimination of health disparities to achieve health equity.

AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: Given to a research poster of an undergraduate or junior investigator which has gained prominence for its research impact from work which was presented at a previous XULA Health Disparities Conference.

Selection Criteria

Nominations will be reviewed on the basis of the candidate's work as outlined in the respective award category, and how the work is novel and solid in substantiated outcomes.

Nomination Submissions

Nominations should be submitted using the online nomination form. Submitted materials should explain the contribution in terms understandable to a non-specialist. Each nomination involves several components:

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the nominator (the person making the nomination). The most appropriate person to submit a nomination would be a recognized member of the community who is not from the same organization as the candidate and who can address the candidate's impact on the broader community.
  • Name, address, and email address of the candidate (the person being nominated).
  • Nomination statement (200–750 words in length) addressing why the candidate should receive this award. This may describe the candidate's work in general, but should draw particular attention to the contributions that merit the award.
  • Copy of the candidate's CV.
  • Supporting letters from at least 2 endorsers. Endorsers should be chosen to represent a range of perspectives and institutions and provide additional insignts or evidence of the candidate's impact. Each letter must include the name, address, and telephone number of the endorser, and should focus on the accomplishments to which that endorser can attest and place in context. The nominator should collect the letters and bundle them for submission.

Health Equity Award Nominations

Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2017

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