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2018 Jeanne M. Priester Award call for nominations

Call for nominations instructions

Nominations are now closed

Award types

Program awards (Categories 1-3)

  1. Individual or Family — programs designed to meet an identified need at the individual and/or family level. Programs involving an Extension-community partnership are eligible for this award.
  2. Community — programs designed to meet an identified need at the community level. Again, programs involving an Extension-community partnership are eligible for this award.
  3. Innovative — programs that features new methods and/or go beyond traditional programming to address an identified need in the community.

Leadership award (Category 4)

  1. Leadership — an individual who has provided exemplary, impactful leadership to his or her state and/or the nation in the area of health and wellness.

Culture of health (Category 5)

  1. Culture of Health — an Extension-community partnership that is taking a transformative approach to improving community health, fostering a culture of health through community-based strategies, and/or co-creating with communities to ensure relevance and reduce barriers for positive change.

Application process

Program awards (Categories 1-3)

  1. Prepare the program award narrative for the nominated program, as outlined below.
  2. Print and complete the nomination form. Obtain the signature of your Extension director, or an associate or assistant director.
  3. Upload the completed nomination form and program award narrative by February 20, 2018.  Please create one PDF document to upload online.

Leadership award (Category 4)

  1. Prepare the leadership award narrative for the nominee, as outlined below.
  2. Complete the nomination form. Obtain the signature of the nominee’s Extension director, associate or assistant director.
  3. Upload the completed nomination form, leadership award narrative, resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee, and at least two letters of support that speak to the nominee's compliance with nomination criteria and outstanding contributions as a leader in Extension by February 20, 2018. Please create one PDF document to upload online.

Culture of health award (Category 5)

  1. Prepare the Culture of Health Award narrative for the nominated partnership, as outlined below.
  2. Complete the nomination form. Obtain the signature of the Extension director, or an associate or assistant director.
  3. Upload the completed nomination form and Culture of Health Award narrative and any supporting documents up to 10 pages by February 20, 2018. Please create one PDF document to upload online.

Nominations and eligibility

Note: All program or partnership nominees must have at least one team member with an Extension appointment. Each leadership award nominee must be employed with the Cooperative Extension System within his or her state. See the following for additional eligibility requirements.

Program award information (Categories 1-3)

Program award nomination eligibility requirements (Categories 1-3)

Program award criteria (Categories 1-3)

Submittals for program awards will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

Program award narrative guidelines

  1. Limit a Program Award narrative to 1,000 words, or about two pages of double-spaced text. Provide a program description that includes:
    • The need for the program.
    • Program objectives.
    • A description of the primary target audience.
    • A description of program delivery methods.
  2. Describe the program or partnerships. Briefly describe the extent to which the program is accepted at the multi-state, state, and local levels. Include a list of collaborating partners who played a significant role in the program and describe their involvement.
  3. Describe program evaluation and impact. Describe the evaluation process (type of evaluation performed, measurable outcomes, changes made to program as the result of evaluation, etc.), as well as evidence that transformative learning occurred linked to program objectives.
  4. List products developed. These may include peer-reviewed curriculum, CDs, videos, print publications, journal articles, web-based resources, etc., developed for the program. Note whether products are used by other states or organizations outside the submitter’s usual territory. Provide a URL for web-based materials.
  5. Describe replicability. Describe any Extension services, agencies or organizations replicating the program, or address the potential for replication. Include program adaptations for other diverse communities or target populations.
  6. Describe use of social media or technology.

Leadership award information (Category 4)

Leadership award nominations may cover efforts in the past seven years related to leadership in health and wellness resulting in positive change and/or outcomes for the Land Grant University System and/or the public. This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary, impactful leadership to his or her state and/or the nation in the area of health and wellness.

Leadership award criteria (Category 4)

Submittals for leadership awards will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

Leadership award narrative guidelines

Culture of health award information (Category 5)

Culture of Health Award nominations should highlight efforts in the past seven years of an Extension-community partnership that takes a transformative approach to improving community health, fostering a culture of health through community-based strategies, and/or co-creating initiatives with communities to ensure relevance and reduce barriers for positive change.

Culture of health award criteria (Category 5)

Submittals for the Culture of Health Award (for Extension-community partnerships) will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

Culture of health award narrative guidelines

Limit Culture of Health Award narrative to 1,000 words or the equivalent of about two double-spaced pages. You may also submit a maximum of 10 supplemental documents, such as publications or brochures that illustrate the work being done by the nominated Extension-community partnership. The narrative should include the following sections:

  1. Limit Culture of Health Award narrative to 1,000 words or the equivalent of about two double-spaced pages. You may also submit a maximum of 10 supplemental documents, such as publications or brochures that illustrate the work being done by the nominated Extension-community partnership. The narrative should include the following sections:
  2. Introduction. Provide a description and background of the nominated Extension-community partnership.
  3. Impetus for Change. Describe the impetus for change (situations and conditions driving the change) and list factors enabling or impeding efforts to achieve a culture of health.
  4. Process. Describe how members of the Extension-community partnership worked together to create change and achieve positive outcomes and impact.
  5. Multi-level Change. Describe how policies, systems, and environments were altered to promote a culture of health.
  6. Impact. Describe the outcomes and overall impact of the partnership’s work. Be sure to include data.
  7. Future Directions. Discuss lessons learned by the nominated Extension-community partnership and the next steps to continue moving toward a greater culture of health.

Review and selection process

Presentation of awards

One plaque will be presented to the winning individual or team in each category. Each member of a winning team also will receive a certificate. Awards will be presented at the 2018 National Health Outreach Conference to be held May 2-4, 2018 in Bloomington, Minn. Award winners will be notified by March 12, 2018. We encourage all award winners to attend the conference, but if you cannot — please designate a representative to accept on your behalf.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Jo Katras at mkatras@umn.edu.

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