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 care plans, health care providers, public health, and community-based organizations. Many types of organizations can demonstrate leadership and excellence through their efforts to build, scale, and sustain coordinated community asthma care systems. You can learn more about the variety of past award winners, and explore past winners’ exemplary work including some of the distinguishing features that helped their applications standout in our Awards Winners Hall of Fame.

To qualify for an 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 to coordinating and delivering comprehensive asthma care and services, and how their role is vital to the delivery of NIH 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee Expert Panel Working Group-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:

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 that distinguish your community’s approach.

Throughout your application, we encourage you to highlight key roles played by your partners and collaborators to complete a community system of care. For example, some partners might provide school- or home-based interventions or social services. Please note that the Applications distinguish between your organization’s activities and activities critical to the delivery of quality asthma care that may be performed by your collaborators using the following terms:

  • The applicant and organization (“you”).
  • The organizations you work with to provide asthma services in your community (your “partners”).
  • You and the collaboration of partners in an asthma care system in your community setting (your “program and your partners”).

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