Heroes of Infection Prevention Award
The recipients receive:
- A commemorative plaque;
- Complimentary registration for the 2019 Annual Conference along with a travel stipend to attend the conference in Philadelphia (if awarded to a team, up to three members of the team are eligible for complimentary registration and travel); and
- A write-up in APIC’s Prevention Strategist magazine.
All recipients must:
- Be an APIC member in good standing the year of the nomination of the award.
- Currently have responsibility for IPC activities in a healthcare facility.
- Not be members of the APIC Nominating and Awards Committee or the APIC Board of Directors.
Note: Self nomination is acceptable.
- All applicants are required to demonstrate a significant impact in any one of the following areas:
- Advocacy and Influence
- Cost Savings
- Patient Safety
- Process and Systems Improvement
- Program Development
- Applicants can only select one area and must provide evidence of impact or results.
The candidate will be scored on:
- Innovation found in the program.
- Sustainability of the program or initiative.
- Overall impact the candidate and/or program has made.
The program aims to recognize diversity of award candidates or professionals in the IPC profession, with the goal being to include recipients from a broad spectrum:
- Geographically, covering all regions of the U.S. as well as international membership;
- By length of time and experience in the profession, including both seasoned and newer professionals;
- By practice setting;
- By specialty area; and
- By program reach, to include both setting-wide and targeted, facility-based, and community-wide impact.
The application for this award must include:
- Online application
- Nomination letter explaining why candidate should be considered a Hero.
- Describe why candidate is being nominated for this award in conjunction with the impact areas.
- This statement should be no more than 500 words focusing on one area of impact.
- Letter of reference from nominee’s manager or department leadership.
- Reference letter (500 words or fewer) should explain how the nominee meets the awards criteria, including:
- Sustainability of program, process, or activity.
- Quantitative proof of success of program, process, or activity.
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