WASHINGTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a three-year global initiative to identify and support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers® today announced the launch of the Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being competition.
This worldwide competition invites the most innovative models and solutions that are transforming the field of health today. The competition will recognize and award US $10,000 to each of three winners whose solutions are working to achieve individual, family, and community well-being.
The Making More Health competition seeks solutions that work along the entire continuum of health, from prevention and lifestyle, to detection and treatment. Eligible entries include those that increase access to quality health services and treatment; promote prevention, early detection, and diagnosis; empower individuals, families, and communities to address their health issues; or target vulnerable and underserved populations. Entries will be accepted until September 21, 2011.
"The Making More Health competition reflects Boehringer Ingelheim's commitment to supporting leadership and innovation in healthcare and to improving health for individuals, families, and communities," said Jean Scheftsik de Szolnok, Vice-President Southern Europe for Boehringer Ingelheim. "By sourcing new approaches to healthcare delivery, the competition will contribute to ensuring a sustainable future in which good health for everyone is possible."