Application Details and Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2023 AACVPR Dr. Linda K. Hall Innovation Award. The purpose of the Innovation Award is to acknowledge those programs that have enhanced their delivery of care for a patient population, in a unique and creative way, beyond the traditional model of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. By recognizing and highlighting examples of these innovative programs, it may foster other cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs to broaden and diversify their program services to expand the scope of services provided and patients serviced.

Applications Must Be Submitted By Monday, April 10, 2023.

To be considered, applicant must fill out ALL fields. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Innovative Program:
Innovation is the development of new customer value through solutions that meet new needs, inarticulate needs, or old customer and market needs in new ways. This is accomplished through different or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments, and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different (Lat. innovare: "to change") rather than doing the same thing better.

Innovative program components may include

  • Population identification processes;
  • Research basis for program;
  • Collaborative practice models;
  • Patient self-management education (may include primary prevention, secondary prevention, behavior modification programs, self-management, and compliance/surveillance);
  • Process / Program Outcomes Evaluation