NEW YORK, NY and PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - July 20, 2016) - Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, today announced the national panel of judges for the 2017 Hearst Health Prize. Launched last year, the Hearst Health Prize is an annual $100,000 cash award given in recognition of an organization's or individual's outstanding achievement in managing or improving health in the U.S. The announcement was made by Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, president of Hearst Health, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health.
The interdisciplinary judging panel includes several returning judges from last year's competition, as well as notable additions. The nine judges for the 2017 Hearst Health Prize are:
Full bios can be found at Jefferson.edu/HearstHealthJudges.
"We are honored to bring together this extraordinary group of healthcare experts," Dorn said. "Our judges' experience and expertise ensures that the Hearst Health Prize judging process will surface the best practices that advance the field of population health."
"I am eager to work with my fellow judges in the months ahead as we evaluate entries for the Hearst Health Prize and learn about new population health initiatives that are making a meaningful impact and improving health outcomes in the U.S.," Nash said.
The Hearst Health Prize is now accepting submissions from organizations and individuals who have demonstrated measurably-improved outcomes in managing the health of a population. The deadline is August 26, 2016. For full details about the Hearst Health Prize, including eligibility, submission criteria and application, and competition rules, please visit www.jefferson.edu/HearstHealthPrize.
The judges, in conjunction with faculty from the Jefferson College of Population Health, will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
Community Care of North Carolina won the inaugural Hearst Health Prize in March 2016 for its statewide transitional care program for Medicaid patients. The two 2016 finalists were Centering Healthcare Institute's CenteringPregnancy prenatal care program and Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health's Wealth from Health®, Inc. program.
Key Dates for the 2017 Hearst Health Prize:
About Hearst Health
The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health International, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (www.hearsthealth.com). The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 44 million home health visits, and 4 billion prescriptions.
About the Jefferson College of Population Health
The Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) is the first and only school of its kind in the country. Established in 2008, it is part of Thomas Jefferson University, a leading academic health center founded in Philadelphia in 1824 as Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College). The College is dedicated to exploring the policies and forces that define the health and well-being of populations. Its mission is to prepare leaders with global vision to examine the social determinants of health and to evaluate, develop and implement health policies and systems that will improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life. Jefferson College of Population Health provides exemplary graduate academic programming in population health, public health, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, and health economics outcomes research. Its educational offerings are enhanced by research, publications and continuing education and professional development offerings in these areas.
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