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Please note: Applications may be submitted using this platform or by downloading the application (below) and emailing a PDF with the completed application and any additional materials to nova@aha.org. 

2022 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award Application
Collaboration for healthier communities

The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award recognizes the collaborative work of hospitals and community organizations to improve the health status of individuals and communities. Specifically, the award honors AHA members for successful efforts that:

  • improve community health status whether through health care, economic or social initiatives, and
  • are collaborative, joint efforts with other health care systems or hospitals and/or with other community organizations.

Awards will be presented at the AHA Leadership Summit, July 17-19, 2022, in San Diego. Honorees will be featured in an awards publication and offered the opportunity to showcase their AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award achievements in their community through a local presentation of the award. The Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) is the AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award’s educational affiliate.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using this platform to submit an application, it does not needed to be completed all at once. Applicants can save their progress, log out and return to the application later. The application is editable until you click SUBMIT. No edits can be made to the application after it has been submitted. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.


This is the complete 2022 AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Awards application. Please use the downloadable version if you wish to submit an application via email to nova@aha.org. Please note: Submit a single PDF that includes all responses to the application questions and any letters of support. Please include the organization name in the file name. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Eligibility and Requirements
The hospital/health system submitting the application must be an AHA member. Other hospitals/systems and community groups involved in the collaborative program must submit letters of support with the application. Vendors and consultants may not submit applications on behalf of hospitals or health systems.

Evaluation and Judging
The applications are reviewed by members of the AHA NOVA Award Committee. Winners will be notified in May 2022.

Submission of Application
Submit applications using this platform or email a PDF file to nova@aha.org. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

For More Information
Information on past AHA NOVA Award recipients can be found at www.aha.org/nova. Please email nova@aha.org with any questions.