"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

MNCM Leadership in Health Care Innovation Awards

In honor of MN Community Measurement’s 10th anniversary, we are recognizing organizations in our community who help us achieve our mission by utilizing information provided by MNCM to improve health and health care.

The Leadership in Health Care Innovation Awards will recognize organizations that have developed and implemented solutions that improve health or health care. Any type of organization is eligible to enter. The innovation must utilize data collected and provided by MNCM or MNCM-developed measures, and it must have had demonstrated impact on health or health care.

Who Should Enter?

Organizations of any kind that have utilized data collected and provided by MNCM or performance measures developed by MNCM to inform innovations that have improved health or health care are eligible. Individuals are not eligible for this award. Any type of organization is eligible to enter, and organizations can be based in Minnesota or surrounding states as long as MNCM information was utilized.

For example, has your organization utilized MNCM data to more effectively educate providers about how to improve care? Has your medical group analyzed information obtained from MNCM to target health care disparities in your clinics? Have you used quality and cost performance information to drive a change in health care consumption amongst your employees? Or has your research team evaluated MNCM data as part of a project to improve care or access? These types of innovations and many more are eligible!

Why Should You Enter?

Winners will be featured in marketing activities, such as press releases, web content and event promotions. They will also receive an award to display at their organizational headquarters, as well as be featured at MNCM’s 10th Anniversary Dinner on September 24, 2015.

The submission process is straight-forward and only requires a two-page or less description how your organization has used MNCM data or measures to inform an innovation and the results of that innovation.

How Will Winners Be Chosen?

The organizations that best demonstrate leadership in using data to implement innovative solutions which result in improvements in health and/or health care will win. The award is focused more on how data is used to inform health innovations than on particular improvement targets. Multiple winners may be selected. They will be chosen from blinded entries evaluated by a multi-stakeholder panel.

Winners will be notified in early- to mid-September and announced at MNCM’s 10th Anniversary Dinner on September 24, 2015.

How Do I Enter?

Complete and submit the MNCM Leadership in Health Care Innovation Award Submission Form along with a description of your organization’s innovative solution and its impact by Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. to or by following the fax or mail instructions on the form.

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact Jaime Johnson at or 612-746-4517.