Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity
2023 Tyson Award Online Application Available Now!
Online Application Platform Open March 15 - May 10 (11:59 PM CT)
Share your organization’s successful health care equity improvement initiative to be considered for the 2023 Tyson Award and help us to identify health care equity resources and tools that can assist organizations to reduce disparities in target populations. Each year, our expert review panel selects one recipient organization deserving of the award. We have provided resources to assist your organization to start compiling the information needed to complete the application. See below for additional information about the award program and the application platform link. Applications are only accepted through the online platform accessible via the link below.
2023 Tyson Award Application Resources
Congratulations 2022 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity Co-Awardees
The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente have named NYC Health + Hospitals, New York, and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, Houston, TX as co-awardees of the 2022 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity.
The award, named for late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO and champion for healthcare equity Bernard J. Tyson, recognizes healthcare organizations and their partners that led initiatives that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one or more healthcare disparities.
To see information about these impressive health care equity improvement efforts and their applications click the button below.
Recognizing Organizations that Submitted Applications for the 2022 Award
2022 Bernard J Tyson Award Ceremony
Bernard J. Tyson, the late chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente, worked tirelessly to address the health care disparities that plague the U.S. health care system. To honor his memory, The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente established The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. This annual award recognizes health care organizations that directly deliver health care and their partners that led initiatives that achieved a measurable, sustained reduction in one or more health care disparities.
Previous Award Recipients
The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente wish to inspire organizations to implement healthcare equity improvement efforts and sharing details of previous efforts can help others to recognize potential improvements they can champion in their own organizations. We wish to recognize previous recipients and applicants for their impressive work to reduce healthcare disparities.
An online award ceremony was held on November 19, 2021 to recognize the UMass Memorial Health team for their initiative that received the inaugural award. To view the recording of this award ceremony, click the button below.