Early identification and timely response to a healthcare outbreak is critical to minimizing the number of people impacted. Together, the Evelyn and Thomas McKnight Family Fund for Patient Safety and the CDC Foundation created the McKnight Heroes Prize to encourage and reward those who serve and protect patients from harm related to healthcare outbreaks. Candidates for the McKnight Heroes Prize can be from a variety of professions including, but not limited to nurses, physicians, public health professionals, administrators, and patient advocates.
The award recipient will be honored at the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections, held in Atlanta on March 26–30, 2020.
Nominations for the McKnight Heroes Prize will be accepted through January 17, 2020. Learn how to nominate a candidate.