Innovative Practices Award

The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA to its accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices in the provision of human services. 

Call for Submissions:

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Through its Innovative Practices Award, COA spotlights the inspirational efforts of organizations — their staff, board, volunteers, and partners — who bring lasting change to lives of vulnerable individuals. As an accredited organization or program, we know you are continuously working to improve your services using innovative practices that uniquely meet the needs of your clients and employing distinctive methods for increasing organizational capacity. 

We want to recognize you for going above and beyond to serve those in need. . Submit an application for the opportunity to stand out among COA's community and profile the great work that you do and the people that you serve.

Winners will receive a plaque recognizing their innovative practice case study and will be announced on COA’s website, social media, and in COA publications. 

Application and Eligibility

Submissions are accepted from organizations currently accredited or undergoing Private, Public, Canadian, Military Family Readiness, and Child and Youth Development accreditation.

Each submission is comprised of an application form, case study, and abstract. Download full details and an application form.

Award Winners

View past award winners listed by season.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is a Local Management Entity, covering the geographic areas of Bladen, Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland counties. SER ensures continuity of care to consumers through access to a quality of care system available 24/7/365 days a year through management of our network provider services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Family Services of the North Shore

Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator

Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.
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