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Innovative Practices Award

The Innovative Practices Award is presented by the Council on Accreditation (COA) to COA-accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices that have raised the quality of services provided to vulnerable children and families, and are consistent with theory, practice wisdom, and expert consensus as reflected in the broader literature. The Innovative Practices Award provides the opportunity for organizations to share and be rewarded for uniquely meeting the needs of a service population and/or implementing distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.

Learn more about the Innovative Practices Award as well as the eligibility criteria and application process.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

HeartShare assist individuals with developmental disabilities through education, day, residential and recreation programs, case management, and health services, and provides foster care/adoption services, counseling, after school and energy assistance programs, and programs for people with HIV/AIDS.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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