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Award for Case Management Research and Award for Case Management Practice Improvement | Case Management Society of America
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Case Management Research Award and Case Management Practice Improvement Award

The Case Management Research Award and Case Management Practice Improvement Award recognize an individual, group, or organization that uses findings from a research or quality/performance improvement (QI/PI) project for innovation in the advancement of case management practice and/or improved client outcomes.

These two awards have been established to:

  • Honor successful efforts to promote evidence-based case management practice;
  • Acknowledge exceptional efforts to research best-practice innovations that help quantify and define outcomes in case management;
  • Encourage activities which aim to advance knowledge of case management; and
  • Recognize efforts that promote essential practice components as defined by the CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management


Case Management Research Award

  • The study question is relevant to case management practice
  • The research study includes at least 6 months of data
  • Appropriate application of the research process includes clearly defined conceptual framework
  • Use of valid and reliable instruments
  • Methods, procedures of data collection and analysis, and test statistics applied are consistent with the research design
  • Clear description of findings and their implications for case management practice, further research, and health policy
  • Research merit or contribution to case management knowledge
  • Efforts of dissemination of the findings, such as publication and/or public speaking engagements

Case Management Practice Improvement Award

  • Completed QI/PI project
  • Clearly articulated statement of the problem or opportunity
  • Clearly defined QI/PI process or approach applied using a multidisciplinary focus
  • Description of key individuals and/or organizations participating on the multidisciplinary QI/PI team
  • Clearly identified and defined 2 or more performance indicators
  • Clearly identified interventions taken to improve case management performance and outcome indicators
  • Use of data and ability to substantiate decisions with concrete data – (measurement period to be a minimum of 6 months)
  • Description of findings and contribution of the project to case management knowledge, practice and/or client outcomes
  • Efforts of dissemination of the findings, such as publication and/or public speaking engagements


Learn More About the Complete Award Criteria & Deadline Dates

Download the Application for these Awards


Sponsored by The Case Management Society of America Foundation

The CMSA Foundation — a charitable, not-for-profit organization created to support education, research and professional development for case management professionals — sponsors the Awards for Case Management Research and Case Management Practice Improvement each year. Learn more about the Case Management Foundation at www.cmsafoundation.org

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