AHA NOVA Awards® honor effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status.

Applications for the 2015 AHA NOVA Award are available here.  When completed, please email to nova@aha.org by December 5, 2014.  At that time, please watch for a confirming response that your application has been received.

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2014 AHA NOVA Awards

 Story on the 2014 AHA NOVA Award winners 

  • FirstReach: FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, NC
  • Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Medicine Asthma Action Team: Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC
  • Let’s Go!; The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
  • Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm (HONU) Project: New Ulm Medical Center, part of Allina Health, New Ulm, MN
  • Finney County Community Health Coalition: St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, KS

2013 AHA NOVA Awards

          Story on the 2013 AHA NOVA Award winners

  • Bangor Beacon Community: EMHS, Brewer, ME and St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, ME
  • Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP): St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Core Health Program of Healthier Communities:  Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Free Preventive Screenings Program: Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN
  • Hope Clinic and Pharmacy: Ephraim McDowell Health, Danville, KY

2012 AHA NOVA Award

         Story on the 2012 AHA NOVA Award winners  

  • The Beth Embraces Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Prevention in the Community: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • CARE Network: St. Joseph Health Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, CA
  • Fitness in the City: Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Puff City: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • Rural Health Initiative: Shawano Medical Center of ThedaCare, Shawano, WI

2011 AHA NOVA Award

Story on the 2011 AHA NOVA Award winners

  • Emergency Department Consistent Care Program: Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA
  • Integrated Community Nursing Program at Parkview Health:  Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Milwaukee Health Care Partnership: Aurora Health Care, Children's Hospital & Health System, Inc., Columbia St. Mary's, and Froedtert Health, all of Milwaukee, WI, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Glendale, WI
  • The Diabetes Collaborative: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 
  • Rochester Youth Violence Partnership: University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester General Health System, Rochester, NY

2010 AHA NOVA Award

Story on the 2010 AHA NOVA Award winners  

  • Community-based Alternatives to the Emergency Room: Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, FL
  • Health-e-Access Telemedicine-Healthcare for Children When and Where They Need It: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Healthy Futures: Munson Healthcare System, Traverse City, MI
  • Healthy San Francisco: San Francisco General Hospital, University of California Medical Center, Chinese Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
  • Pediatric Asthma Program: Sinai Health System, Chicago, IL

2009 AHA NOVA Award Recipients

Story on the 2009 AHA NOVA Award Winners

  • Student Success Jobs Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 
  • Really Awesome Health (RAH) and Wholesome Routines: Duke Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh, NC
  • Taos First Steps Program: Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM
  • Project BRIEF: Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY
  • Lighten Up 4 Life: Mission Health System, Asheville, NC

2008 AHA NOVA Award Recipients 

Story on the 2008 AHA NOVA Award Winners

  • Every Child Succeeds:  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Partnership for Community Health:  California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Nutrition Center of Maine:  Saint Mary’s Health System, Lewiston, ME
  • ENERGIZE!:  WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, NC
  • Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools:  Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX

2007 AHA NOVA Award Recipients

Please contact the AHA Office of the Secretary at nova@aha.org for copies of this award publication. 

  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Children: Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • NOW (Nutritional Options for Wellness) Program: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Richland Care: Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC
  • Trauma Nurses Talk Tough: Legacy Health System, Portland, OR
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center Healthy Youth Development Initiative: UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA
  • Youth Health Partnership-Patee Market Youth Dental Clinic: Heartland Health, St. Joseph, MO 

2006 AHA NOVA Award Recipients

Please contact the AHA Office of the Secretary at nova@aha.org for copies of this award publication.

  • Healthy Learners: Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, Columbia, SC; Allendale County Hospital, Fairfax, SC; McLeod Medical Center, Dillon, SC; and Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood, SC
  • Primary Care Access Network (PCAN): Health Central, Ocoee, FL; Florida Hospital, Winter Park, FL; and Orlando Regional Healthcare, Orlando, FL
  • ProHealth Care Community Health Outreach Initiative: ProHealth Care, Waukesha, WI
  • Saint Joseph Mobile Health Services: Saint Joseph Healthcare Inc., Lexington, KY
  • Yonkers Childhood Health Initiative: St. John's Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY

2005 AHA NOVA Award Recipients

Please contact the AHA Office of the Secretary at nova@aha.org for copies of this award publication.

  • Children's Health Initiative: McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, UT
  • Palmetto Health's Vision Health Initiative: Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC
  • Project Dulce, Whittier Institute for Diabetes: Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
  • Toledo/Lucas County CareNet: Mercy Health Partners, ProMedica Health System, and Medical University of Ohio, all of Toledo, OH, and St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee, OH
  • Volunteer Health Advisor Program: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

See 1994-2004 AHA NOVA Award Recipients


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