Professor Lucy Gilson stood with Dr. Viroj Tangcharoensathien holding an award

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Societal Awards

Proudly presented by

Health Systems Global
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

Recognizing excellence

The Societal Awards, presented by Health Systems Global (HSG), in close cooperation with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (The Alliance), aim to recognize and reward high standards of professional performance and contributions of individuals or organizations to the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) and health systems strengthening.

2024 awards and criteria

Nominations are invited for three types of awards to be submitted on or before the deadline – 17:00 EST on 31 July 2024.

The awards do not carry any monetary value but serve to recognize and celebrate extraordinary contributions. Each winner will receive a plaque and 2-year HSG membership.

The 2024 award ceremony will be held at the 8th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2024) in Nagasaki, Japan from November 18-22, 2024.

Nominator Criteria

To submit a nomination for any of these awards please complete the online form or send the required information to the HSG Secretariat info@healthsystemsglobal.org.

Nominators need to be HSG members.

Nominations need to include the following to be considered

  1. The personal details of the nominator and name of the nominee
  2. A brief letter detailing the rationale for the nomination aligned with the evaluation criteria.

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted and requested to submit

  1. Two letters of recommendation from different individuals working in the field of HPSR
  2. Their CV.

Nominees must be living and are not required to be HSG members.

Two biennial awards judged by experts in HPSR

Recipients of both awards are selected every two years by a judging panel made up of leading professionals in the field of HPSR and presented during the biennial HSR Symposium.

Although candidates cannot enter directly, nominations from HSG members are encouraged and will be taken into consideration by the judging panel.

Nominations close: 31 July 2024

Presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership in evidence-based policy formulation for health systems strengthening.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Their leadership of initiatives to strengthen health policy or systems in their particular context;
  2. Their application of health policy or systems research evidence to health systems strengthening or policy reforms;
  3. Their encouragement of linkages between the research, and policy or practice communities; and
  4. The significance of their work for population health.

*Nominees need to have outstanding achievements in at least one area and demonstrate excellence in one or more additional areas listed above and have to be individuals currently or previously in an elected or appointed position in government, an international agency or other non-profit organization engaged in public service.

To submit a nomination please complete the online form.

Nominations close: 31 July 2024

Presented to an individual or organization in recognition of extraordinary lifetime achievement in the field of health policy and systems research.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. their notable original research and/or conceptual and theoretical contributions in the field of HPSR and/or
  2. for leadership in the promotion, utilization or mainstreaming of HPSR and/or
  3. for outstanding leadership as an educator and/or mentor in the field of HPSR
  4. minimum 15 years of service in HPSR

Nominees need not excel across all of these criteria but need to demonstrate excellence in at least one of these capacities.

To submit a nomination please complete the online form.

Nominations close: 31 July 2024

Presented to an individual involved for their outstanding promotion of HPSR knowledge generation and use or advocacy of the field.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. their contribution to the innovative promotion of HPSR knowledge generation and its use to improve the performance of health systems and/or
  2. their contribution to advocacy for the field of HPSR in a particular context

Nominees need to be in the 21-35 age group and must have demonstrated excellence in at least one of these capacities.

Nominees need to provide a concrete example and its efficacy.

To submit a nomination please complete the online form.

Meet other past winners

Recipients of both awards are selected by a judging panel made up of leading professionals in the field of HPSR. Take a look at some of our past award winners.

Dr Irene Agyepong

Research and Development directorate of the Ghana Health Service

Professor Michael R. Reich

Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor Dame Anne Mills

Deputy Director and Provost of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine