Global WACh

August 17, 2017

Global WACh Now Accepting Applications for Seeds for Change Awards

Download the 2017 Application Form

Applications are due on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Karen Health Centre in Kenya replaced their fetal scope with a modern doppler in their antenatal care clinic using funds from their 2016 Seeds for Change Award.

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 (formerly known as Small Change Awards) that empower local front-line care providers to identify targets for clinical improvement, compete for support, and advocate for their patients. These awards aim to improve the patient experience in resource-limited settings by improving clinical care, patient satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and health service delivery for programs benefiting the health of women, adolescents and children.

Eligibility Requirements (Applicants must meet both requirements to apply)
• Applicant is employed by a current UW partner organization in a low resource setting
• Applicant is a staff or faculty member working in a health program or clinical setting that serves women, adolescents or children

Types of Resources Funded
Proposals must address unmet needs and improve the experience of women, adolescents, and children receiving healthcare services.

Potential topics may include but are not restricted to the following:
• Infrastructure improvements to existing structures (paint, furniture, signage) and associated labor costs
• Electronics (telephones, tablets, computers, AV)
• Medical equipment (stethoscopes, scales)
• Youth-friendly clinic improvements (play areas, toys)
• Patient educational materials

Proposals that will not be considered:
• Consumable supplies (gloves, gowns, notebooks etc.)
• Items that will not be retained at the site (e.g., giveaways to patients)
• Items and supplies that are already provided through government programs (e.g., mosquito nets)
• Ongoing salary support for staff

Funding Available
Awards of less than $1000 USD are strongly encouraged and will be given preference due to the scope of the award.

Visit the Seeds for Change webpage for more details.