Read through all of the following instructions carefully. Answers should be brief but thorough.
*If you have NOT previously applied
You may apply to be recognized in 1-4 areas of excellence. If you apply for less than 4 areas of excellence, you are eligible to be recognized as a Leader in each of those areas. If you apply for all four areas of excellence you are eligible for the Model of Excellence award.
Please review the award criteria to determine which areas of excellence you are qualified to apply for. After reading the criteria, if you still have questions, contact the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation.
*If you HAVE applied before and were recognized as a leader in 1-3 areas of excellence
You DO NOT need to reapply in the areas in which you have already been recognized as a Leader. You will need to apply or reapply for the areas of excellence that you were not recognized as a leader. Refer to your award letter for this information. If you are unsure, please contact the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation with any questions.
HOW TO APPLY
Click on the blue links to download the materials below, you will need adobe acrobat to view these files in the PDF format. Read through the award criteria first and then begin filling out your application. Please fill out your application online and save to your computer. You can also fill out the area of excellence forms online as well as the executive commitment form by filling in the areas shaded in blue. You can then print, and add a signature where indicated.
All pages MUST be correctly labeled with:
1. The name of your hospital
The number that corresponds with the attachment number listed on the Area of Excellence forms.
Add header to the top of each page. For example, if an attachment is 5 pages long, each of the five pages should have the same header. You may type or hand-write this information. Pages not labeled correctly may be disregarded.
This example corresponds with the first Policy attachment.