AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award

Apply Now for a 2024 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award

Share your community health improvement success. The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award celebrates the collaborative work of hospitals and community organizations that improve the health status of individuals and communities. The award honors AHA members for programs that:

  • improve community health status through health care, economic or social initiatives,
  • are collaborative, joint efforts with community organizations and/or other hospitals and systems, and
  • engage community members in identifying and co-designing solutions or interventions.

Five organizations will be recognized with AHA Dick Davidson Awards in 2024.

2024 Application

Download the 2024 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award application:

The hospital or health system submitting the application must be an AHA member. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, via email to nova@aha.org. Submit your application as a single PDF file to ensure all materials are seen by the Award Committee and to minimize chance of distortion.

Readiness for an Award

How do you know if your hospital or health system is ready to apply?

  • The program described in the application must be operational for at least 2 years.
  • The program must have demonstrated positive impact in the community, and documentation of or data on the program’s effectiveness is available.
  • The program is sustainable and can be replicated in other communities.
  • The program improves equity in your community.

Questions? Please email nova@aha.org.

2022 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award Winners

The video celebrating our 2022 award winners can be viewed here. Learn more about each winner in the 2022 NOVA Awards winners booklet.

Community Connect, Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

Continuous Care Program, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The Doorway, Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, N.H.

Monterey County Diabetes Collaborative, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas, Calif., and Montage Health, Monterey, Calif.

School Blue Envelope Suicide Prevention Program, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.

2022 Honorees

2022 NOVA Award Honorees


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