Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award
The annual Award was established to recognize exemplary program nationwide that have made health services more accessible to a specific medically underserved population. The Award is given to community agencies and health organizations that support people excluded from or underserved by, the mainstream health delivery system: farm workers, homeless children, pregnant teens, low-income mothers and informants, individuals who donít have the strength or means to reach a clinic or hospital. The Award carries a cash prize of $100,000 with an additional $120,000 in cash awards divided among five runners-up ($24,000 apiece). The Award is funded by Premier, a healthcare performance improvement alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers. Details about the award and application instructions can be found on the Web site.
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