Ashoka’s Changemakers in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the “Making More Health – Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-being” global competition seeking innovative models that are transforming the field of health to sustainably increase the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
In this context, nominations are invited from solutions and collaborations along the entire health continuum, from prevention and lifestyle, to detection and treatment. Eligible initiatives may target a wide variety of populations throughout the world and include (but are not limited to) those that:
– Increase access to quality health services and treatment
– Empower individuals, families, and communities to address local health issues
– Target vulnerable and underserved populations
Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-being is open to all individuals (with the exception of prescribing physicians), teams, and organizations (charitable organizations, public or private entities) from around the world.
Changemakers and Boehringer Ingelheim are interested in a variety of approaches that address the challenge of Making More Health. The winning entries will best meet the following criteria:
– Innovation: This is the knock-out test—if the work is not innovative, the judges will not give it high rankings.
– Making More Health especially seeks to identify solutions that go beyond, or improve upon, established health systems, and that reach individuals, families and communities previously left behind by such systems.
– Social Impact: Initiatives should employ a comprehensive approach to addressing the root causes of problems within health.
– Some innovations will have proven success at a small level, while others may have engaged millions of people in communities around the world. Some solutions will achieve their impact quickly, while some will seed change for the long term.
– Sustainability: For an innovation to be truly effective, it must have both a model of sustainable impact and a viable organization.
Early Entry Prize:
Two early entry prize winners will be eligible to win a cash prize of US $1,000.
Changemakers online community will select three winners for a cash prize of US $10,000 from among 10 and 15 finalists, selected by a panel of independent judges of Ashoka or Boehringer Ingelheim
Deadline for early entry prize is August 17, 2011
Deadline for Online competition submissions is September 21, 2011
For more information and details, please visit this link.