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
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