The Circle of Life Award honors innovative U.S. palliative and end-of-life care programs in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct care providers.
Make sure your program gets the national recognition it deserves. The Circle of Life Awards will give top honors in 2018 to up to three programs or organizations.
- The application for the 2018 Circle of Life Awards is now available online.
- Applications must be received by August 14, 2017.
- Learn more about the criteria for nominations.
- Please direct any questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In speaking with hospice providers, I frequently hear many of them say ‘I don’t think we’re ready yet to submit a nomination'…But I can attest that many of these organizations do have programs that are worth nominating for The Circle of Life Award," said John Mastrojohn, NHPCO senior vice president and COO.
“In fact, many hospice providers have found that the thorough process of submitting a nomination has led to unexpected sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. So I encourage hospices to look into nominating their worthwhile programs.”
The Circle of Life Award is administered by the American Hospital Association. The 2017 awards, which will be presented at the AHA annual conference in July, are supported, in part, by the California Health Care Foundation, based in Oakland, California and Cambia Health Foundation, based in Portland, Oregon. Major sponsors of the 2017 awards are the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization & National Hospice Foundation. The awards are cosponsored by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association/the Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center/the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Foundation, and the National Association of Social Workers.
The Circle of Life Award is administered by the Health Research & Educational Trust.