Redefining American Healthcare Award

Redefining American Healthcare AwardHLC created the Redefining American Healthcare Award to draw attention to existing initiatives that demonstrate an increase in quality and efficiency of care through a patient-centered approach, particularly addressing various social determinants of health.

Eligible applicants are non‐HLC member organizations of any size from the governmental, public, or private sectors (or a partnership that combines multiple sectors) that are implementing a program that optimizes care for high-need patients.  Examples of such programs include investing in wellness, telehealth, care coordination, implementing proven disease-specific prevention programs, developing a disaster preparedness response, expanding access, addressing social isolation, or considering the role of social determinants of health in overall patient outcomes.  Community groups with multi‐group support are especially encouraged to apply.

The program or intervention must demonstrate:

  • Cost‐effectiveness
  • Evidence‐based foundation
  • Measurable results (outcomes metrics are preferred, but process metrics will also be considered)
  • Replicability

Interested organizations should contact Kelly Fernandez ( for more information on how to apply.

Upcoming Events

Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging (August 13, 2019) – Invite


HLC Redefining American Healthcare Award Recipients:

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was recognized on June 28, 2019 for determining its specific community needs and addressing them head on.  The EBIC identified three health issues – diabetes, substance abuse, and depression – to prioritize within its services to the community.  In order to make the most significant impact on these health challenges, millions of dollars have been invested in a new behavioral and substance abuse facility.
– EBIC Media coverage
 – Photos