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Clinical Care Innovation Awards

The Clinical Care Innovation (CCI) Awards recognize and support the efforts of teaching hospitals and academic medical centers in advancing care delivery and improving quality through the integration of education and research. Award recipients are required to present their findings and are recognized at the annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting. Consideration for these awards are only given to applicants from AAMC member institutions.


Challenge Award

The Challenge Award recognizes AAMC member institutions who have successfully implemented an innovative quality improvement (QI) program or project that has demonstrated positive outcomes. Each award recipient’s institution receives $5,000 to assist with the sustainability and/or scalability of the awarded proposal.

2016 Challenge Award Recipients


Application information
View the 2016 Award Program Overview and Application Materials .


Pilot Award

The Pilot Award recognizes AAMC member institutions who have developed a proposal for an innovative quality improvement (QI) program or project for implementation within their institution or have implemented an innovative quality improvement (QI) program or project that demonstrates positive preliminary results. Each award recipient’s institution receives $10,000 to support the implementation and evaluation of the awarded proposal.

2016 Pilot Award Recipients


Application information
View the 2016 Award Program Overview and Application Materials .


Past awardees and proposals for both awards are available through the AAMC’s iCollaborative, an online portal for sharing innovations in care delivery, education and research. If you have any questions, email innovationchallenge@aamc.org.