Innovative Practice Award Winners
COA is proud to recognize the winners of the Innovative Practices Award for their creative work and innovative use of resources in addressing the unique needs of children, youth, adults, and families. Award winners are evaluated and rated highly for their planning and presentation (20%), performance and quality improvement (40%), and innovation (40%).
In addition to the winners of the Innovative Practices Award, COA also acknowledges organizations with a Runner-Up or Honorable Mention. Runners-Up rate highly across at least two of the three evaluation criteria. Honorable Mentions meet some of the evaluation criteria and have elements of innovative practices that offer opportunities for learning for all organizations.
Holy Family Institute
Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO
The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and maintaining and updating these practices over time.