Nominations are now closed.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 National Hepatitis Health Promotion Conference dinner on 19 May 2016.

The National Hepatitis Health Promotion Awards celebrate the remarkable individuals and organisations that work within the viral hepatitis sector and contribute to the health and wellbeing of all those affected by viral hepatitis.

Hepatitis Australia is proud to host the 2016 National Hepatitis Health Promotion Awards;. The winners will be announced at the 2016 National Hepatitis Health Promotion Conference dinner on the evening of 19 May, at Sumac, Central Pier, Docklands.

To acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous health promotion work undertaken by both individuals and organisations in the viral hepatitis sector, we are seeking nominations for the following award categories.

Project Awards

Excellence in Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion
This award will be presented to an organisation for the planning, implementation and evaluation of an outstanding health promotion project that has contributed significantly to the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Innovation in Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion.
This award will be presented to an organisation for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a project that has successfully adopted a new and innovative approach to health promotion, and has contributed significantly to the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Individual Awards

Outstanding Service Award – Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion.
This award will be presented to an individual who has displayed outstanding service to the viral hepatitis sector in the area of health promotion over a significant period of time and, whose dedication and diligence has contributed significantly to the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Volunteering Excellence Award – Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion.
This award will be presented to a voluntary worker to recognise and honour their commitment and contributions as a volunteer to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Award Eligibility

Nominations are invited from state and local government health agencies, non-government and not for profit organisations, community organisations and support groups. Organisations can nominate themselves, other organisations or individuals.

Individuals can nominate another individual but cannot nominate themselves for an award.

Award Criteria and Assessment

The awards will be judged by a panel of judges with extensive knowledge of health promotion that is independent of Hepatitis Australia. A staff member from Hepatitis Australia will provide administrative support for the Panel. Key criteria to be considered in the assessment of the awards are as follows:

Excellence in Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion ― Project

  • The project demonstrates effective collaboration and community consultation
  • The project is evidence based
  • The project – through a complete evaluation, is able demonstrate that it has improved the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Innovation in Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion ― Project

  •  The project exemplifies innovation, leadership and creative approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis
  • The project demonstrates effective collaboration and community consultation
  • The project is evidence based
  • The project – through a complete, or partial, evaluation, is able demonstrate that it has improved the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Outstanding Service Award – Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion ― Individual

  • The individual has demonstrated a high level of ongoing dedication to their health promotion role within the viral hepatitis sector over a considerable period of time
  • The individual is regarded by consumers and/or colleagues as an outstanding role model as an advocate of viral hepatitis health promotion
  • The individual continually demonstrates their passion for the improvement of the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Volunteering Excellence Award ― Individual

  •  The individual acting in a volunteering capacity supports individuals and / or organisations to improve the overall health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis
  • The individual is committed and passionate about promoting the health and well-being of individuals and communities affected by viral hepatitis.

What is health promotion?

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/topics/health_promotion/en/

 

Page updated: 12 April 2016