Global Health Impact Awards

WGHA’s Global Health Impact Awards recognize the people and organizations in Washington working relentlessly to improve health around the world. WGHA is thrilled to shine a spotlight on these outstanding people and organizations!

You are cordially invited to join our virtual celebration! WGHA will reveal the winners on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Burke Museum. Save the date and join us in celebrating our Rising Star, Luminary Leader and Organizational Impact award finalists.

2022 Global Health Impact Award Categories

WGHA’s Global Health Impact Awards welcomes nominees who represent a diversity of race, culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, discipline, and lived experience.

  • Rising Star: Awarded to an individual age 40 or under (as of October 12, 2022) who is making an exceptional impact in the field of global health. Judges selecting looked for evidence of creativity and initiative, influence, potential to contribute meaningfully to the field, and the ability to inspire collaboration.
  • Luminary Leader: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a relentless commitment to the global health community. Judges selecting looked for evidence of leadership, health impact, driving collaboration and meaningful mentorship.
  • Organizational Impact: Awarded to an organization making an exceptional impact in improving global health equity. We encourage the nominations of organizations of all sizes, as this award takes into account impact relative to size and scope of the organization’s financial and staff resources. Judges looked for evidence of better health outcomes and impact relative to organization size and budget as a result of innovation, deference to local leaders, and collaboration among diverse partners.

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Event sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Megan Bettilyon for more information on how you can sponsor to celebrate Washington’s global health community and honor the Global Health Impact Award winners.