Forwarded from NY State DOH:  

Evelyn and Thomas McKnight Prize for Healthcare Outbreak Heroes

To encourage and reward those who serve and protect patients from harm in the context of healthcare outbreak response in the United States, we are honored to recognize these deserving individuals with the establishment of this prize. The recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and an award. The following criteria should be met within the last 3 years in order to merit consideration for this award. Criteria are listed in order of importance.

  • Nominee has displayed outstanding initiative and success in accelerating or otherwise enhancing the response to an outbreak that affected one or more healthcare facilities or patient populations.
  • Nominee has displayed exceptional leadership in enhancing communication between clinicians, clinics, hospitals, public health offices etc. and affected patients or the public, in the context of a healthcare outbreak investigation.
  • Nominee has displayed active, sustained involvement in patient safety, healthcare, or public health, resulting in recent advancements related to basic infection control (e.g., safe injection practices), healthcare outbreak reporting and investigation, or patient notification and public disclosure practices.

Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, January 31, 2021. To submit a nomination, click here.