HPH Awards 2019 - Call for nominations now open!

This call for nomination for the 2018 HPH Awards is now open - please follow the steps outlined below, and remember to send in your nomination form before April 10, 2019 to info@hphnet.org (please write AWARDS in subject line)


Background and Purpose

As decided by the HPH General Assembly and HPH Governance Board, HPH awards are given out each year in 3 categories to member hospitals/health services, national/regional networks and authors/groups of authors in order to promote HPH visibility, recognize extraordinary fulfilment of WHO standards, recognize extraordinary fulfilment of strategic goals and improve the number of published scientific articles. 


Award Categories

The award categories established are as follows:


International HPH Award For Outstanding Fulfilment of WHO HPH Standards

(NB: Only Hospital/Health Service members eligible for nomination in this category)


International HPH Award For Outstanding Fulfilment of HPH Strategy (NOT OPEN NOMINATIONS)

(NB: The award for fulfilment of HPH Strategy is given on the basis of the HPH Progress Report 2017-18, which all national/regional HPH Networks are asked to fill in with March 15, 2019 as deadline)


International HPH Award For Outstanding Scientific Publication

(NB: The Scientific Publication Award is only for an author or a group of authors to win and there is no possibility for nomination in this category. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Editorial Office of the Scientific Journal "Clinical Health Promotion - Research & Best Practice for patients, staff and community")


All HPH Awards are yearly (the winner of achievements in 2018 are therefore awarded in 2019), and the winners will be notified in advance. Awards are presented each year at the International HPH Conference. 


Nomination of Hospitals or Health Services for Int. HPH Award for fullfilment of WHO HPH Standards


To nominate a hospital or health service for HPH Awards for outstanding fulfilment of the WHO HPH Standards, the applicants will have to fill in the Award Entry Form and make a presentation of the nominated hospital or health services and the work done with the standards (PDF or powerpoint).


Both documents must be submitted to the International HPH Secretariat in Copenhagen no later than April 10, 2019.

Entries must be sent electronically to info@hphnet.org (please write AWARDS in subject line)


Award Nomination and Eligibility

The award on outstanding fulfillment of HPH Standards is the only award, where member hospitals and health services can nominate themselves.


The nominations for the award will be examined and judged by a selected committee of HPH Governance Board members.


Award Process and Further Regulations

All HPH Award winners will receive a certificate of recognition, celebrating the outstanding achievement. This will take place in a ceremony during the annual HPH Conference.


In case a winner is not physically present, the Award will be issued and presented in absentio and the certificate send to its recipient by post afterwards.

The further regulations for HPH Awards are:

  1. To win, nominated entries must be available to the general HPH community. This means that all entries must have its material published in or translated into English.

  2. Collaborative efforts of multiple entities can very well be nominated as a single entry. In these instances, certificates will be issued in copies for all relevant recipients accordingly.

  3. Every nomination must be made in the form of a submitted HPH Award Entry Form. Incomplete forms or submissions in other ways will not be considered.

  4. Any nominated entry must include documentation as deemed relevant. It could naturally be a copy of a self-assessment result, a strategy plan or summary of achievements, a publication, article, work description, project description or other material describing the entry.

  5. All entries must be sent in electronically to info@hphnet.org (please write AWARDS in subject line)

      (as per GB decision hard copy entries sent in by post will not be considered).

Deadline for nomionation: April 10, 2019


Please send HPH Award Entry form and a presentation (PDF or power point) of the nominee and the work done with the WHO HPH Standards by the nominated hospital and health service per email to: info@hphnet.org (please write AWARDS in subject line)

HPH Award Entry Form Document

WHO HPH Standards - Implementing health promotion in hospitals: Manual and self-assessment form

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