2021 Bernard J. Tyson Award Application Period Now Open


2021 Bernard J. Tyson Award Application Period Now Open

The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, a new award program from The Joint Commission of Oakbook Terrace, Illinois, and Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, California, is now accepting applications through July 8, 2021. The annual award in memory of Tyson, the late chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente, recognizes healthcare organizations and their partners that lead initiatives that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one or more healthcare disparities, according to a May 17 press release.

All types of healthcare organizations that directly deliver healthcare and have addressed disparities for any vulnerable population, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, may apply.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals describing the implementation of a well-defined intervention that resulted in a measurable, sustained reduction in disparities. Initiatives submitted for consideration must demonstrate measurable improvement.

Tyson worked tirelessly to address the disparities that plague the US healthcare system, according to the release. The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente hope that the award will recognize achievement, inspire organizations to launch projects to address healthcare disparities, and provide concrete examples for others to emulate.

There is no cost to apply. For more information and to access the application, please visit the Tyson Award webpage.