A Charitable Organization Dedicated to the Prevention and Control of Hypertension Globally

Terms of Reference for the WHL Annual Awards & Awards Committee

MISSION

1)    To develop awards and to provide recognition to individuals, organizations and interventions that make tangible progress towards population prevention, and control of hypertension.
2)    To solicit and nominate to the WHL executive potential recipients for awards.

 

VISION

To raise the profile of and encourage the activities of individuals and organizations in preventing and controlling hypertension at a population level. 

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

1) To develop Excellence awards that recognize exceptional activities of individuals to prevent or control hypertension at a population level over a long time period (max one award a year).
2) To develop Excellence awards that recognize exceptional activities of organizations to prevent or control hypertension at a population level over a long time period (max one award a year).
3) To develop recognition awards for notable activities of individuals and organizations to prevent or control hypertension at a population level (can be multiple awardees a year).
4) To develop Excellence awards that recognize exceptional activities of individuals or organizations to reduce dietary salt at a population level over a long time period (max one award a year).
5) To develop recognition awards for notable activities of individuals and organizations to reduce dietary salt at a population level (can be multiple awardees a year).
6) To recognize individuals who made long term outstanding contributions towards the WHL (max one award a year).

 

REPORTING

The committee is an operational committee of the WHL reporting to the executive board of the WHL.  The section of those receiving the awards will be by the WHL executive board. 

 

WORK PLAN

The Awards Committee will:
1)    Develop terms of reference for the awards mentioned under ‘Objectives’ above.
2)    Consider developing other recognition awards that would facilitate the mandate of the WHL to prevent and control hypertension.
3)    Develop a dissemination plan to encourage nominations for the awards.
4)    Actively develop a list of nominees for the various awards for consideration by the WHL Executive.

Timeline
All nominations must be received by February 15th.  The Committee will report on the nominees to the WHL Executive by March 15th of each year.  The award announcement will be made on World Hypertension Day each year and/or at the WHL Congress.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

To avoid any perception of potential conflict of interest no current member of the board or executive of the WHL or organization or specific interventions under their leadership is eligible for award or recognition.  Where there is doubt, the appearance of conflict of interest will override providing the award.

Individuals, organizations or interventions that are involved in producing, promoting or marketing tobacco or salt for consumption (outside of the recommended dietary salt intake promoted by the World Health Organization or the potential nominees’ regional government) are not eligible for award.

The notable achievement awards are intended for interventions at a population level (e.g. community, geographic region).  Interventions at a clinic or hospital level would ordinarily not be eligible unless they were likely to impact broader population or very large number of people.

Currently the Excellence and notable achievement awards will not have any monetary support though certificates and glass statues may be distributed to awardees.

WHL Awards & Recognition Committee: 
Mark Niebylski, PhD, MBA, MS – Committee Chair
Chief Executive Officer - WHL
Four Other Committee Members To Be Determined in December annually