Planting Seeds for Change
The University of Washington Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) aims to contribute to scientific discoveries, nurture leaders, and foster collaborative approaches to improving the health and well-being of women, adolescents, and children. As part of this commitment, Global WACh supports Seeds for Change Awards that empower local front-line care providers to identify targets for clinical improvement, compete for support, and advocate for their patients. Seeds for Change awards improve the patient experience in limited and middle income countries by improving clinical care, patient satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and health service delivery for programs benefiting the health of women, adolescents and children.
Applicant must be employed by a current UW partnering organization (defined as an entity engaged in joint activities with UW faculty or staff) in a resource-limited setting, and is a staff or faculty member working in a health program/clinical setting serving women, adolescents or children.
Support the Award Fund
100% of your gift to the Seeds for Change Awards Fund goes to supporting UW partner sites. Applicants fill out a short, detailed form describing an idea for a change that can positively impact the patient experience at their site. Applications are reviewed by a panel and the highest quality ideas demonstrating tangible change are chosen.
Seeds for Change Awards are funded by donors like you. Make a gift today through UW or the Combined Fund Drive (Charity 1481904). For donors wishing to make larger gifts, Global WACh will work with the donor to create special awards focused on specific goals. Please contact Kate Pfizenmaier, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on creating a special award.
Scroll down to see our Seeds for Change Award recipients.