2019 Pioneers of Global Health Awards Nomination Form 


WGHA’s Pioneers of Global Health awards recognize the people and organizations in Washington working relentlessly to improve health around the world. To be considered as a submission, all questions must be answered completely and according to directions. 


You may nominate in multiple categories. Nominees for the Pioneers Award for Impact and Pioneers Rising Leader are reserved for WGHA membership organizations. Nominees for the Pioneers Outstanding Collaboration award are not limited to WGHA members, but are open to WGHA members and future members alike. All nominees must have a presence in Washington State.


Winners will be selected based on criteria outlined below, not by the number of nominations, so please submit only one nomination per individual/organization in each category.

Nominations are due at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 10. 

2019 Pioneers of Global Health Award Categories and Judging Criteria

Pioneers Rising Leader

Awarded to an individual age 35 or under (as of October 17, 2019) who is making an exceptional impact in a WGHA member global health organization or initiative. Judges selecting the Rising Leader are looking for evidence of initiative, work ethic, influence, potential to contribute meaningfully to the field, and the ability to inspire collaboration within his/her organization. 


Pioneers Award for Impact

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a relentless commitment to the global health community. Judges selecting the Pioneers Award for Impact are looking for evidence of leadership, health impact, and driving collaboration.  


Pioneers Outstanding Collaboration

Awarded jointly to two or more organizations collaborating in Washington state making an exceptional impact in improving global health equity. We encourage the nominations of organizations of all sizes, as this award takes into account impact relative to staff size. The award for Outstanding Collaboration will be judged by evidence of better health outcomes as a result of collaboration among diverse partners. (Diversity in this case includes organization size, approach, discipline, focus, and/or mission).  

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