Alliance Awards Program


The Alliance Awards recognizes exceptional CE professionals and leaders who are paving the way to improve patient care through education. We seek those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in all healthcare professions.

2017 AWARDS SUBMISSIONS CLOSED OCTOBER 28, 2016. Thank you to everyone that submitted an application. 

Award Categories

Competitive Awards:

William Campbell Felch Award for Outstanding Research in CE
Recognizes the best research project in the CE arena.

Outstanding Innovation in CPD for the CE/CPD Professional and/or Enterprise
Recognized groundbreaking original work, new methods or techniques, or application of existing knowledge in an outstanding way.

Outstanding Educational Collaboration
Recognizes organizations that best demonstrate innovation or uniqueness in achieving effective CE.

Outstanding CE Enduring Material
Recognizes excellence in the design and implementation of a single enduring CE activity, or series of activities, that can demonstrate a positive change in practice associated with educational outcomes.

Outstanding CE Live Activity
Recognizes an organization for innovation and excellence in the design, educational format, and instructional delivery of a live CE activity or educational initiative.

Outstanding CE Outcomes
Recognizes excellence in the design and implementation of outcomes assessment in CEhp.

Innovative Format
Recognizes outstanding innovation in the delivery format for a certified or non-certified continuing education activity that does not meet the definition of any of the other award category. 

Alliance Leadership
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership characteristics in CE as a member of the Alliance, in the CE field and within the workplace.

Recognition Awards:

Distinguished & Fellow Awards
Recognizing active participation in Alliance programs and events, these awards of distinction affirm Alliance members’ commitment to advancing the organization’s goals and objectives.

  • The Distinguished Member Award is given in recognition of active member involvement in and major service contribution to the Alliance. 
  • The Fellowship Award is given in recognition of outstanding and meritorious service, long-standing membership, and active participation with the Alliance.

Eligibility for these awards is based upon a numeric scale, where points are accumulated from a wide variety of member participation categories. A minimum of 30 points are required for the Distinguished Member Award, while 60 points are needed for the Fellow Award. Current Distinguished Members who seek the Fellow Award may apply 30 of their previously-qualified points toward eligibility for Alliance Fellow.

View the points calculator for more information.

Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the 2017 Alliance Annual Conference at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.  

Award Benefits

All award winners receive: Recognition at the Alliance Annual Conference at a special ceremony Opportunity to present a poster on the project (competitive Awards), the opportunity to publish an article in the Almanac - Special Awards Issue and a certificate or engraved plaque acknowledging the recipient's outstanding achievement. Together, let's lift up those who are transforming continuing education!

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