Aesculapius Award Judging
Health Improvement Institute has established structured processes to:
Health Improvement Institute has established criteria to judge:
- Health Improvement Institute encourages media and health professionals to apply to judge the annual awards competition
- The Institute determines which applicants are qualified to judge applications award competition and assigns judges to panels based on their expressed interest and qualifications and experience.
- There are separate panels of judges for WWW sites and for PSAs. Some judges may serve on both.
- WWW judging panel consists of 3-5 judges and may include the following types of experts: health education, medicine and media, public health, and website production.
- PSA judging panel consists of 3-5 judges and may include the following types of experts: health education, media and production, medicine and media, and public health.
- After viewing each entry and reading the accompany entry form that describes its objectives and details of its production, each judge provides an independent assessment of each entry using a standardized form that lists award criteria.
- The Aesculapius Award coordinator summarizes judges' individual assessments. Entries that a majority of judges said should receive the Aesculapius Award of Excellence received this award. They also determine which entry, if any, deserves the Annual Award. The entry that receives the most votes, and in the case of a tie, the highest aggregate score (the sum of each judge's scores for each award criterion) receives the Aesculapius Award.
- If many WWW site or PSA entries are received, initial panels of 3-5 judges (separately for WWW sites and PSAs) determine which entries deserve the Aesculapius Award of Excellence. A final panel of 3-5 judges, some of whom may have served on an initial panel, decide which of these entries, if any, merits the year's Aesculapius Award.
- Winners of the Aesculapius Award and Aesculapius Award of Excellence are entitled to proclaim their award and to display the corresponding award logo.
To become judge (for Aesculapius Awards)
To view judges