Nominations Sought for MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award
Posted on January 10, 2019
The MHA is accepting nominations for its 2019 Ludwig Community Benefit Award until the close of business Feb. 15.
The award is named for Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president, and honors Michigan hospitals that demonstrate outstanding community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative health, economic or social initiatives.
To assist the winning programs in their efforts to improve the health of their communities, the MHA Health Foundation's Community Health Improvement Fund presents a $3,000 cash prize in conjunction with the award. The fund was established in 2004 to support innovative community-based health improvement programs led by Michigan hospitals.
Winning programs in 2018 included the Healthy Communities Initiative of Beaumont Health, Southfield, which provides individual communities with resources to combat obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes; The Farm at St. Joe’s in the Ann Arbor area, launched by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to fight obesity by providing fresh produce, which subsequently developed into a multifaceted program for healthier communities; and the Big Rapids Farmers Market Health Outreach, a collaborative effort of many stakeholders in the Big Rapids area with Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals, which provides access to healthy foods and other interventions to confront diabetes and develop healthy lifestyles.
For more information on the Ludwig Community Benefit Award, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.
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