The Quality Improvement Award is a program designed to encourage the development of innovative projects that will help to make a distinct impact on the quality of post-acute and long-term care.
Types of Projects Supported
The Awards should support initiatives that focus on facility staff education, quality improvement programs, research on interventions and treatment, and health literacy to directly enhance the quality of care provided to patients in long term care settings.
|Quality Improvement Programs|
One project that supports a Quality Improvement project will be selected for the $5,000 award. The winner will present their project results at a future educational session at AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference, AMDA's annual symposium.
The program is open to all:
- AMDA members (including associate members).* To join AMDA click here
- Residents or fellows in an accredited training program
- Mid-career and junior career faculty members of schools of medicine, osteopathy, nursing, or other health-related academic institutions
*Note: If the applicant is not an AMDA member the submission must be sponsored by an AMDA member. If you need help in locating an AMDA member, please contact us. Also, applicants who are not the medical director of the facility where the project will be conducted must have the consent of the facility medical director to implement the project.
Selection and Notification
Applications for the award will be reviewed by the Foundation's Quality Improvement Awards Selection Committee. The Committee will consider the following:
- Scientific merit of the proposed project
- The impact of the proposed project on improving quality in long term care
- The generalizability of the project to other facilities and organizations
- The feasibility of conducting the project within the required time frame
The Quality Improvement Award Application must be completed and submitted through our online application process. Submission deadline is November 18, 2016.