Purpose and objective
This award recognizes institutions that have developed, implemented and provide palliative care to patients and their families.
The goal of the IAHPC Recognition Awards Program is to increase access and optimize the practice of palliative care in the world.
The objectives of this Program are to:
- recognize individuals and institutions dedicated to alleviating serious health related suffering of patients and their families in order to improve their quality of life, and
- bring these individuals and institutions to the attention of policy makers, other institutions, and relevant organizations.
Institutions providing palliative care located in high, in middle, and in low income countries are eligible to apply. These include palliative care units operating in hospitals, free standing services such as in-patient hospice facilities, and home care services among others.
Awards will consist of a US $1,000 prize for the institutional winner located in each income level, a certificate, and a free one-year IAHPC membership.
To find your country’s income category, visit the World Bank income website.
The winning palliative care service will be selected based on the information provided in the application. The committee will be evaluating the extent to which care is provided through an interdisciplinary team, there are treatment protocols in place and appropriate availability and accessibility to medications, appropriate infrastructure/resources to provide adequate care for patients and their families, development and implementation of a palliative care teaching activities and the institution’s team research activities and publications history.
Criteria to apply
Institutions wishing to apply need to meet the following criteria:
- Are IAHPC Institutional Members. Visit the IAHPC members page to see if your institution is a current member. If you wish to join or renew your institution’s membership, go to membership application page.
- When applicable, have the required national/local licenses and meet the regulations to operate a palliative care service.
- Provide direct care to patients with palliative care needs.
- Institutions that received the IAHPC Recognition Award in the past. See past winners.
- Institutions in which members of the current IAHPC board of directors serve in executive or director roles.
- Applications must be received before December 31st. Applications received after this date will be considered for the following year.
Rules to apply
- The person nominating the institution is registered as one of the institution’s representative in the IAHPC membership database. If you wish to know who are the registered representatives of your institution. You can see who are the registered representatives of your institution, by visiting the IAHPC Members page.
- Nominations are to be submitted online only.
- Documents need to be submitted in English. Staff representatives may prepare text in a different language and use a translation tool such as DeepL or Google translate.
- Deadline to apply is December 31st. Nominations submitted after this date will not be considered.
If you wish to nominate your institution/organization, request an application by contacting Ms. Debra Pledger-Fonte. Specify that you wish to apply for the institutional award.