Who can apply, criteria, and timeline
Who can apply
Applications are encouraged from community-based programs (non-profit, governmental, or private sector) that have successfully worked to promote heart health in developing countries or other low-resource settings (i.e., disadvantaged communities in developed countries) through innovative, preventive approaches. The Heart Hero Award is not a grant. Applicants should focus on their past accomplishments that deserve recognition, rather than future initiatives that need funding. Programs that are accepted for consideration but that do not receive the award will gain increased visibility through ProCor among a diverse global community committed to sharing knowledge in order to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Examples of eligible initiatives include population-based interventions reducing diabetes, hypertension, and obesity; community programs promoting physical activity, nutrition, or tobacco control; patient-focused clinical programs increasing access to screening, identification, and control of risk factors; advocacy and policy activities; and resource development and dissemination.
Applicants should focus on one specific initiative rather than an organization's entire scope of work. The initiative must:
• Build awareness or support action that promotes heart health.
• Be community-based and innovatively respond to local health needs.
• Demonstrate success.
• Be cost-effective and potentially sustainable.
• Have the potential to be adapted or replicated in other settings.
• Have been in operation for a minimum of one year.
Application process and timeline
• Applications are accepted year-round.
• Deadline for the 2011 award is 30 April 2011.
• Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis by an award committee.
• Applicants are notified whether their program has been accepted for consideration.
• Information about programs that are selected for award consideration may be published in ProCor's email news and discussion forum and website.
• Funds are provided directly to the organization or individual with primary responsibility for the initiative.
For more information
Contact Benn Grover, Editor of ProCor
Telephone: 1 617 732 1318 ext. 3332
Date Posted: 18 February 2011