Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity

About:
Bernard J. Tyson, the late chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente, worked tirelessly to address the health care disparities that plague the U.S. health care system. To honor his memory, The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente have come together to establish The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. This annual award will recognize health care organizations and their partners that led initiatives that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one or more health care disparities.

Who should apply?
All types of health care organizations that directly deliver health care are encouraged to apply, and the applicant can have addressed disparities for any vulnerable population, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente hope that the award will recognize achievement, inspire organizations to launch projects to address health care disparities, and provide concrete examples for others to emulate.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that describe the implementation of a well-defined intervention and that resulted in a measurable, sustained reduction in disparities. Applications that do not report measurable improvements will not be considered.

When will applications open?
Nominations will open on May 17 and close on July 8, 2021.

What questions are on the application?
Applicants are encouraged to start their submission early. This document contains the application questions.

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Review Panel - Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity
A diverse panel of national healthcare equity experts has been assembled to review the submitted applications and select the award recipient.

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