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2018 AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

 

CFHA recognizes the importance and significance of a mechanism and standardized, transparent process for organizational awards, issued at the annual conference. CFHA awards are intended to inspire and honor excellence in a variety of domains, recognize those within the organization whom demonstrate consistent and exceptionally high standards and achievements in improving collaborative care, to promote career advancement, engage membership, and to identify current and future leaders within the organization and field of collaborative care. Every award is intended to align with some element of the organization’s vision and mission.

CFHA will accept nominations for each award until July 31. Below please find a brief description of each award, as well as a link to a full description of the nomination and selection process for each.  

We encourage our members to celebrate the contributions and achievements of their colleagues and friends.

 

Please consider nominating one of our many worthy candidates today for one of the following awards by July 31. See descriptions and form below.

 

Want to contribute to CFHA in a different way? Consider a donation to one of our donation funds.

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DON BLOCH AWARD

Description of the Award:

This award has been the primary organizational award of significance since 2007, honoring one of the most influential and seminal founders of CFHA, Don Bloch, MD. The award recognizes an individual whose work and character exemplifies Don Bloch and thus advances the field of collaborative care in an epic manner, regardless of career stage. The awardee should exemplify the following lauded and celebrated attributes of Don Bloch:

 

Intellectual Qualities:

Don was an innovative, articulate thinker. He was a brilliant, creative genius unencumbered by common parlance, routine use of language and the dictionary. He made up words like “duo-optic,” brought terms like “eco-systemic” from other disciplines into the field of collaborative care. He was a big big picture guy who could articulate very complex concepts. His editorials in Family Systems Medicine are filled with excellent examples.

 

Behavioral Qualities:

Don was hard working, effective and productive. He was able to get things done. Director of Ackerman Institute, Editor of the journal Family Process, started the journal Family Systems Medicine (which eventually became Families, Systems and Health). Though Don had a long and storied career, and would want to acknowledge other’s hard work, the award should not be a lifetime achievement award. Don was the ultimate ‘talent scout.’ He could see potential and was able to nurture it and this award should be likewise not limited to those people with long and storied careers. Don would want to encourage youth, early career professionals, and even the rookies.

 

Relational Qualities:

Don was the ultimate connector. One evening he is at a cocktail party, has a conversation with the medical director in a clinic and virtually the next day, there are psychologists placed with physicians seeing patients simultaneously. He would have a conversation with someone and say something like, “I should have you talk to so and so (some VIP in family therapy)” and not a week later or the next day, but an hour later that person would get a phone call from this VIP. He had close personal relationships with people and fostered others to do the same.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any current CFHA member in good standing, EXCEPT for current board members, is eligible.
  • Individuals and organizations are eligible for this award.

 

Process for Nominations:

  • Nominations open June 15; Nominations close July 31.
  • A call for nominations will go out through the CFHA List-Serve by the CFHA Staff in March every year.
  • Nominations must come from the membership at-large.
  • Board members are not eligible to nominate someone.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.

 

Nominations should be submitted via the form at the bottom of this page. The nomination should describe in 1000 words both how the nominee exemplifies the three elements of Don Bloch as described above as well as why this person is uniquely qualified for this award. The submission should also stipulate whether the nominator is willing to have their name publicized as the nominator, should this individual be selected.

 

Selection Process:

 

  • All nominations are submitted to the Board of Directors for the July meeting
  • No specific scoring process will be used in selection
  • Discussion occurs during the July Board of Directors meeting
  • Every board member receives two votes and the nominee with the most votes wins; A tie results in another round of voting with each Board Member receiving one vote only and the nominee with the most votes wins

 

Notification to Awardee:

  • The current CFHA President will notify the award winner by September 1st

Award to Be Conferred When:

  • To be conferred at the annual conference, the specific time to be determined by the conference committee for that year and approved by the Board of Directors

 

 




 

FAMILY ORIENTED CARE AWARD

Description of the Award:

This FHIG-sponsored award recognizes clinicians and researchers who incorporate the principles of family-oriented care into their day-to-day work with families managing their health (prevention and intervention).

These principles can include: 1) collaborating with patients, families, and healthcare providers in program development, implementation, and evaluation, as well as the delivery of care; 2) sharing information that promotes family-provider communication during and after care; 3) families are encouraged and supported to participate in care and decision-making, 4) care in the context of family and community where medical care and decision-making is respectful and considers the patient in the context of his/her family and community, and 5) respecting cultural diversity while caring for families.

This award recognizes an individual, team, university, department or clinic whose clinical work and/or program of research advances the field of family-oriented care in a seminal way and exemplifies at least two out of the five principles of family-oriented care described above, regardless of the nominee(s)’s stage of career.

Each year, one award will be presented at the CFHA conference. Note that we also reserve the right to not award it each year, if there are not any suitable nominees.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any current CFHA member in good standing is eligible, EXCEPT for current board members or FHIG leadership.
  • Individuals and organizations are eligible for this award.
  • At least one member of the organization has to be a current CFHA member in good standing

Process for Nominations:

  • Nominations open June 15; Nominations close July 31.
  • A call for nominations will go out through the CFHA and FHIG List-Serve by the CFHA Staff and FHIG leadership.
  • Nominations must come from the membership at-large.
  • Board members and FHIG leadership are not eligible to nominate someone.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • A nomination consists of a 1000 word or less statement that describes both how the nominee exemplifies at minimum two out of the five principles of family-oriented care award, as described above, as well as why this person, organization, or team is uniquely qualified for this award.
  • The submission should also stipulate whether the nominator is willing to have his/her name publicized as the nominator, should this nominee be selected.

 Selection Process:

  • Nominations are submitted to the FHIG leadership for review at the July leadership meeting
  • No specific scoring process will be used in selection
  • Members of the Families and Health Special Interest Group Leadership Committee will review and select from the pool of nominations in July.
  • One nominee will be submitted to the Board of Directors for final endorsement at the August Board meeting.
  • If the nominee is not approved by the BOD, then an alternate will be chosen by the FHIG leadership and brought forward to the BOD.

The current FHIG chairperson will notify the award winner by September 1st.  The Families and Health Interest Group leadership will confer the award to the recipient at the conference.  Awardees will receive a plaque and complimentary full conference registration for the following year.

Date Last Reviewed and Approved by CFHA Board of Directors:  Approved by the Board of Directors in March 2016.

 

 


  

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PCBH MODEL AWARD

 

Description of the Award:

This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to health care through their commitment and use of the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model. Nominees have demonstrated their service to the PCBH model through education; training; supervision or mentoring students and colleagues; association governance, serving on boards, or committees; scholarly efforts; teaching; practice or practice management; advocating for PCBH’s best interests with state and federal lawmakers; and promoting the value of PCBH in the public eye. Nominees may be involved in one service area, many of the areas, or all of the service areas noted above. Further, nominees should embody and demonstrate values commensurate with CFHA’s overall mission of promoting comprehensive and cost-effective models of healthcare to deliver integrated care.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any current CFHA member in good standing is eligible, EXCEPT for current board members and the SIG leadership team
  • Individuals and organizations are eligible for this award.
  • At least one member of the organization has to be a current CFHA member in good standing.

Process for Nominations:

  • Nominations will open on June 15; Nominations close on July 31.
  • Nominator submits a maximum 1000-word statement describing how the work of the nominee has contributed to the success of the PCBH model.
  • The statement must include the name of the nominator.
  • Self-nominations are accepted

Selection Process:

  • Nominations will be reviewed by the members of the PCBH SIG.
  • After viewing the statement of nomination, all current members of the PCBH SIG may vote for their selection.
  • The nominee receiving the most votes will be selected for the award.  In the case of a tie, the award will be shared.
  • The final nominee will be submitted to the Board of Directors for final endorsement in the August board meeting.

The awardee and SIG membership will be notified by September 1st.  The PCBH leadership committee will confer the award to the recipient at the annual conference.  Awardees will receive a plaque and complimentary full conference registration the following year.  Additionally, the winners name and statement will be posted on the CFHA website.

Date Last Reviewed and Approved by CFHA Board of Directors:  Approved by the Board of Directors in March 2016.

 

 


 

 

 

FOUNDERS' EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Description of the Award:

Over 20 years ago, 15 professionals from multiple disciplines gathered to discuss what healthcare delivery should look like for patients and families.  It is because of theirpioneering spirits that we now benefit from an interdisciplinary, collaborative family healthcare model.  These 15 founders have been instrumental to the development and future of the field as demonstrated by their continuous support and mentorship of young collaborators.  In their honor, the annual CFHA Founders’ ECP Award serves as the highest recognition for an early career professional’s contributions to the field of integrated and collaborative care. The recipient, like CFHA’s founders, is someone who:

  1. Embraces the utilization of collaborative techniques and the biopsychosocial model in patient care – whether in a clinical, teaching, research or administrative role,
  2. Is thoughtful about the future of integrated models of care and establishing sustainable models,
  3.  Demonstrates strong collaboration as evidenced by professional interactions with others across disciplines,
  4.  Emphasizes family in his or her work, and
  5.  Fosters a sense of innovation as he or she strives to exemplify the goals of CFHA.

Award will be conferred annually.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any current ECP member of CFHA in good standing is eligible, except for the current ECP representative to BOD given direct role in selection process.
  • Specifically, the award is given to an early career professional who has: 1) completed their professional training within the last 3 years, 2) is new to the field of collaborative care, and 3) shows promise in their early career in their ability to support sustainable models of interdisciplinary care for patients, families, and communities. 

o CFHA recommends that ECPs define themselves based on the guidelines of their respective profession, with a minimum that all applicants have attained their professional degree within the last 3 years. 

  •  The ECP may work in clinical, educational, and advocacy initiatives (or a combination of these) that promote the mission of CFHA.

Process for Nomination:

  • Nominations open June 15; Nominations close July 31.
  • Nominations will be accepted via the form below.
  •  ECP can be nominated by any professional who has directly observed, supported, or mentored the ECP nominee. 

o    Any individual who is a current member of CFHA can make the nomination, except for members of the BOD.  

o    Self-nominations will not be accepted.

  •  Nominations should Include a copy of the ECP’s CV, and statement (approximately 500 words) outlining how the nominee exemplifies a pioneering and innovative spirit as an early career professional.

Selection Process:

  •  Nominations will be reviewed the ECP representative to the BOD in collaboration with 2 more senior members of the BOD during July.
  • Application will be reviewed for ECP’s level of innovation in a collaborative role, dissemination of efforts to other clinicians or community, and impact on patients/families. No specific scoring criterion will be used.
  • 1 nominee will be submitted to BOD for final endorsement at August board meeting

The final award recipient will be notified by September 1.  Early Career Representative to CFHA BOD will confer the award to the recipient at the conference.  Awardees will receive a plaque and complimentary full conference registration for the following year.

Date Last Reviewed and Approved by CFHA Board of Directors: Approved by Board of Directors in March 2016.

 

 

 


 

 

NOMINATION FORM 

Please read award criteria and requirements carefully before submitting a nomination. 

 

 

Please submit your award nominations below. If you wish to submit more than one nomination, fill out and submit one form for each.

  • For the early career award, board members cannot make nominations.

  • Board members cannot be nominated for any awards.

  • PCBH and FHIG leadership cannot be nominated for those respective awards (but may be nominated for the Don Bloch Award or the Early Career Award).





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