Through the Gage Awards, America’s Essential Hospitals recognizes member hospitals and health systems for successful projects to improve the quality of care and population health. The awards promote the spread of best practices and innovative programs to other organizations and support the association’s research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing member success stories with external audiences.
Gage Awards for population health recognize programs that aim to improve specific health outcomes for a defined population or community by addressing the social and economic factors that influence health. Population health can be defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003).
Parkland Health Advancing Health Equity in Dallas County
Sinai Chicago Community Health Worker Support Program
2023 Gage Awards: Quality
Gage Awards for quality recognize activities that improve the quality of care delivered, improve patient experience, engage patients and their families, or reduce or eliminate harmful events affecting individual patients or groups of patients. Quality improvement programs may include evidence-based interventions, standardized practices, bundles of care, and checklists.
UK HealthCare Building a Systemwide Culture of Quality
New York City Health + Hospitals Care Improvement Contest Initiative
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals dedicated to equitable, high-quality care for all, including those who face social and financial barriers to care. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has advanced policies and programs that promote health, health care access, and equity.