Welcome To Health Improvement Institute

Health Improvement Institute, or HII, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated since 1998 to improving the quality and productivity of America’s health care and healthcare information technology. The Institute is a voluntary organization; directors, officers, and advisory board members are volunteers. The Institute receives funding primarily from grants and activity fees.

The Institute’s primary goal is to inform patients, providers, payers, purchasers, policymakers, and the public about available alternatives to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to make informed health care choices. To achieve this goal, the Institute undertakes a variety of programs and activities. They include the following “Awards of Excellence.”

Aesculapius Award: This award is given to 1) producers of health-related radio and television PSAs (public service announcements) and 2) publishers of health websites. It is intended to promote excellence in health communications.

Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection: This award is designed to encourage and to recognize excellence and innovation in human research protection. The founding sponsor of this awards program was the Office for Human Research Protections, US DHHS.

Discover how Health Improvement Institute is honoring strides in the field of healthcare information technology. We recognize organizations throughout the United States and around the world from our headquarters in Bethesda, MD.