AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award

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

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The 2020 application period is now open!

Download the 2020 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award Application.

The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award recognizes outstanding collaboration by hospitals and health systems for healthier communities. The award honors American Hospital Association members who:

  • Improve community health status whether through health care, economic or social initiatives; and
  • Are collaborative, joint efforts among health care systems or hospitals, or among hospitals and other community leaders and organizations.


How do you know if your program is ready to apply for the AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award?

A hospital or health care system, in collaboration with community organizations, who is measuring and evaluating the impact of its work on community health status is ready to apply for an award.

In 2020, up to five organizations will be recognized with AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Awards.

We look forward to receiving your application and encourage you to contact Jane Jeffries if you have any questions (jjeffries@aha.org; a href="tel:1-312-422-2712">312-422-2712).

2019 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award Winners

Story on the 2019 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award winners

House of Mercy Homeless Center, Mercyhealth, Janesville, Wis.

Project Ujima: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.

Stark County Toward Health Resiliency for Infant Vitality and Equality (THRIVE): Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio

Transforming Communities Initiative: Trinity Health, Livonia, Mich.

Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich.

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