Winners of the 2013 Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards will discuss their innovative, award-wining programs and entertain questions at a Special Session
Thursday, October 10, 2013
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m
following the IPS Opening Session & Awards Ceremony
2014 PSAA Competition Call for Applications:
Information & Deadline for 2014 Online Submissions will be posted in February.
The information below can be used as a guide for next year's competition.
Note that the submission process is online only. Please review the Award description below.
The 2013 award application instructions page for access to the online form
The goal of the Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards is to recognize and publicize national models of creative service delivery. The awards have been presented since 1949 to innovative programs that deliver services to the mentally ill or disabled, have overcome obstacles, and can serve as models for other programs. Programs can be based in a school, a clinic, a hospital, or the community itself, and can provide unique human resource development, prevention, or administrative models that improve clinical care. To be eligible for consideration, programs must have been in full operation for a minimum of two years prior to the application deadline (May 28, 2013).
The Achievement Awards Committee groups and selects two Gold Award winners -- one from academically or institutionally sponsored programs and one from community-based programs. The Committee may also choose Silver and Bronze Award winners.
The 2013 Gold Award winners will each receive $3,500. Second- and third-place winners will receive awards of $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. All of the Award winners will receive a plaque, coverage in two APA publications, Psychiatric News and Psychiatric Services, and an invitation to participate in a special workshop at the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
The 2013 Awards will be presented on October 10th at the Opening Session of the 65th APA Institute on Psychiatric Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 2013 Award recipients are:
Gold Award for Academically or Institutionally Sponsored Programs
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, UPMC
Gold Award for Community-Based Programs
Janian Medical Care, P.C., affiliate of the Center for Urban Community Services
New York, New York
The City College of San Francisco VA Veterans Outreach Program
San Francisco, California
Hasbro Children's Partiail Hospital Program
Providence, Rhode Island
Gold Award Winners 1987-2013