This just in from our friends at Childbirth Connection. Good luck to all who apply!
Childbirth Connection is seeking applicants to be considered for its inaugural Maternity Quality Matters Award recognizing innovation in maternity care service delivery, systems design and demonstrated quality improvement. This award is an important part of our work to improve the quality of maternity care for families, providers and purchasers of health care.
We are seeking submissions from U.S.-based organizations or agencies that can demonstrate significant improvement in maternity care quality through strategies such as performance measurement, incorporation of evidence-based practice, and responsiveness to the needs of childbearing women and families. Eligible entities include professional organizations and associations, national and community health systems, hospitals and birth centers, public agencies, quality improvement organizations, and research or consulting organizations.
The award recipient will be brought to and honored at a national symposium where all major stakeholders in the maternity care industry will be working together on a blueprint for maternity care reform. The symposium, Transforming Maternity Care: A High Value Proposition, will be held in Washington, D.C., on April 3, 2009. We will also distribute a news release and feature the award recipient on our website.
Submission Deadline: January 9, 2009
Award Recipient Notification: February 8, 2009
Award Presentation: April 3, 2009
Click here for more information and the application.