AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award

The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award recognizes the collaborative work of hospitals and community organizations to improve the health status of individuals and communities. Specifically, the award honors AHA members for successful efforts that:

  • 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.

The 2022 application period is now open!

This year, there are two ways to apply for an AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award:

  • Click to download the application. Save the completed application, including any support letters, as a single PDF file. Include the organization name in the file name, and email it to: nova@aha.org.

  • Click to use our online submission platform. The application does not have to be completed all at once. Applicants can save their progress, log out and return to the application later. The application is editable until you click SUBMIT. No edits can be made to the application after it has been submitted.

All applications are due Friday, Nov. 19.

Please email nova@aha.org with any questions.


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 2022, up to five organizations will be recognized with AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Awards.

2021 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award Winners

The video celebrating our 2021 award winners can be viewed here. Learn more about each winner in the 2021 NOVA Awards winners booklet.

Connected Community Network and Homeless Health Initiative, CommonSpirit Health, San Francisco

COVID-19 Community Prevention Program, Luminis Health, Annapolis, Md.

Memorial ALLIES Program, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, Fla.

Better Outcomes thru Bridges, Providence Health & Services, Portland, Ore.

Blue Zones Project Fort Worth, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, Texas

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