All health plans, health care providers and communities in action with comprehensive asthma management programs that include a robust environmental component are eligible to apply for this award. Programs must be consistent with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma which stress the importance of managing environmental factors that contribute to the severity of asthma. If you have questions about your program's eligibility, please contact EPALeadershipAwards@AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org.

Examples of Eligible Applicants

Health Plans
  • Health maintenance, preferred provider and point of service
  • Indemnity plans
  • State-managed health care
  • Medical centers and hospitals
  • Physician-hospital organizations
  • Community health centers
  • Independent practice associations
Health Care Providers
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Community health centers
  • Medical practices
  • Provider-sponsored organizations
Communities in Action
  • Coalitions
  • Collaboratives
  • Consortia, alliances, partnerships
  • State and local health departments
  • Local not-for-profits
  • School-based programs
  • Healthy homes-focused programs

Please note that past award winners, federal agencies, national non-profits and programs located outside of the United States are not eligible to apply.

In the event that the submitted applications do not adequately address the Application Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria, the U.S. EPA reserves the right to not give out an Award in any of the Award categories.

2010 Award Winner: Sinai Urban Health Institute
Gina McCarthy, then Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA, and Chris Draft, then NFL Player, present Award to representatives of the Sinai Urban Health Institute.