APPLICATION GUIDELINES & EVALUATION CRITERIA

The National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management recognizes asthma organizations that serve in leadership roles in their communities to promote, coordinate, ensure delivery of and sustain comprehensive asthma care that includes environmental interventions for people who need them.

Past award winners have included health plans, health care providers, and public health and community-based organizations. Many types of organizations demonstrate leadership and excellence through their efforts to build, scale and sustain coordinated community asthma care systems. You can learn more about the past award winners' exemplary work, including some of the distinguishing features that helped their applications stand out, in the Award Winners Hall of Fame.

To qualify for the award, applicants must serve in a significant leadership and coordination role in asthma care and service-delivery in their communities. All applicants must demonstrate and describe their contributions and the contributions of key partners in coordinating and delivering comprehensive asthma care and services, and how their role is vital to the delivery of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Expert Panel Report (EPR) 3 Guidelines–based asthma care across their community asthma care system.

The key to winning the award is to demonstrate that your organization’s leadership has helped to build a community asthma care system that—

  • Includes a robust environmental component;
  • Embodies the key drivers of program effectiveness—as described in the Change Package;
  • Promotes the integration of NIH EPR-3 Guidelines throughout the continuum of care; and
  • Achieves positive health and financial outcomes.

Your application needs to address three areas that are assessed (presented on the tabs below):

Our priorities when evaluating applications for award are described on each tab: Comprehensive Asthma Management, Getting Results—Evaluation, and Sustainability. Your responses across the three application areas will be assessed against the described criteria, which are designed to identify national leaders. Be sure to highlight features that are innovative and distinguish your program's approach. You may receive up to 5 bonus points for distinguishing features.

Questions about the application process? Review application FAQs or send an email to EPALeadershipAwards@AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org.