Through the Gage Awards, the association recognizes members for implementing successful improvement projects; spreads best practices and innovative programs to other organizations; and supports our research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing stories of members’ success with external audiences. View our 2019 winners and honorable mentions below. The 2020 Gage Awards will be presented virtually on Wednesday, August 19, during Virtual VITAL2020, the association’s annual meeting.
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 may be defined as, “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003).
Winner University Health System
San Antonio Adolescent Health Program View poster >>
Regional One Health
OneHealth – What Matters Most View poster >>
Gage Awards for quality recognize activities that improve the quality of care delivered, improve patient experience, engage patients and their families, and/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.
Safer Opioid Use Within an Academic Health System View poster >>
Erie County Medical Center
Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure View poster >>
In addition to the winners and honorable mention projects, we identify applicants that show particular promise in improving population health or quality.
Hurley Medical Center Food FARMacy—Addressing Food Insecurity View poster >>