GlaxoSmithKline Seeks Nonprofits that Provide Access to Healthcare for 11th Annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards

July 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
PHILADELPHIA (July 2007) – GlaxoSmithKline will honor up to ten community nonprofit organizations that provide “access to healthcare” in the Greater Philadelphia area at the 11th Annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. Applications for outstanding achievement and excellence in providing healthcare access will be accepted through 4 p.m., EST on August 28, 2007. Winning organizations will receive $40,000 each in unrestricted award funding.

The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards honor nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on their communities and are capable, proactive and effective in their work. GlaxoSmithKline’s IMPACT Awards stand for and support Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting needs within community-based healthcare organizations. Award-winning organizations continue to provide quality, accessible healthcare to their constituent communities, despite their financial and resource limitations. Winners in previous years include organizations that provide healthcare advocacy, medical, dental and vision care for the underserved.

To qualify for a GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT award, applicants must provide access to community healthcare services (primary mission) in the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and Philadelphia; have a total annual operating budget of less than $2.5 million; and have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years. Organizations will be recognized for the success and achievements of their existing overall body of work, not just for new or specific initiatives. A panel of local and national healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives will determine the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare; commitment to serving people in need; facilitation of healthcare delivery, education, creative partnerships and policy development; and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership.

The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony in Philadelphia in early 2008. For more details and to apply, please visit the GlaxoSmithKline site at and click “Our work with communities,” then click “Health programs,” then click “Awards,” or call the GlaxoSmithKline Office of Community Partnerships at 215-751-5171.

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