Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) will accept nominations for the 2009 Archstone Foundation Award for Excellence in Program Innovation to identify best practice models in the field of health and aging, and to provide recognition and an opportunity to highlight the work at the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association. Programs that effectively link academic theory to applied practice in the field of public health and aging are eligible for nomination. Nominees should also have documented results, but have been in operation less than 10 years.

The criteria for award selection includ ethe following:
• Creativity in project design
• Documented outcomes and benefits of the program
• Replication potential
• Evidence of collaboration and partnerships
• Dissemination strategy

The winner is expected to attend the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 7-11, 2009, and make a presentation in a special Gerontological Section Award Session.

Because MU is limited to one nomination for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009. Letters of intent should be a draft of the required two-page program, including information about 1) the problem being addressed, 2) the population served, 3) the project’s design, 4) partnerships or collaboration, 5) funding, and 6) measurable benefits and outcomes.


In recognition of this achievement, and to assist with the travel expenses, the winning organization will receive a $1,000 cash award.

MU Deadline for letter of intent::

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

April 1, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at