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Community Health Improvement Award

HANYS recognizes member hospitals and health systems for their collaborative initiatives to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Details about the 2021 submissions process will be shared in the coming months.

Winner selection

Submissions are judged by an external panel of experts on the following criteria:

  • background and Prevention Agenda priority: 15 points
  • collaboration and approach: 30 points
  • results and impact on the community: 35 points
  • conclusions and sustainability: 20 points

The submission scoring the highest will be awarded.

Award presentation

The winning hospital or health system is notified each spring.

The award will be announced via press release and on social media.

HANYS’ annual profile book features all submissions that meet the award criteria. We encourage you to share this publication with your hospital and community.


For questions about the award or its criteria, please contact Kristen Phillips, director, community health policy, at kphillip@hanys.org or 518.431.7713.