Community Dermatology Project Award

The International Society of Dermatology Community Dermatology Project Award in Honor of Cindy Froehlich



To acknowledge organizations/projects that are making a significant contribution to improve the skin health of communities.

Who is eligible?

Organizations/Projects that have made a significant contribution to improve the skin health of communities. Nominations for the award will be solicited from the ISD membership and the Board of Directors. Preference will be given to organizations/projects with active ISD member involvement and those that focus on skin health in resource poor settings.

How are they selected?

The potential candidates will be reviewed by the Community Dermatology Committee and then the recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for final approval.

What are the criteria?

In recommending recipients of the award, the panel will take into consideration:

    1      Evidence of a long-term commitment to the work

    2      A strategy with clear goals

    3      Evidence of achievement of objectives with measurable benefits to patients.

    4      Evidence of ongoing sustainability

The candidates can be drawn from any global region and will be selected on the basis of their work on the improvement of skin health in community settings. These initiatives may be based in resource poor environments but also in advanced health care settings, the key measure being the development of public health-based approach to skin care in the wider population through clinical activities, research or teaching, i.e. improving the health of the community. 

Initially, one awardee per year will be selected.

How are they recognized?

The awardees are honored at an ISD sponsored event with a certificate, acknowledgement on the ISD website and an article describing the program in the ISD Connection newsletter.

To submit a candidate for the award, please complete the following form by March 31, 2021.

Community Dermatology Project Award Application: 

Name of Organization/Project *
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Address or Organization/Project
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Project Information

Title of Project *
Date project was started *
Project Context and Goals: What problem, issue or opportunity was addressed? Why is this significant? Maximum 400 words *
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Describe what has been done. Please include information on: Individuals involved in the project and their role(s) and please identify ISD members. Setting(s) where the project has been implemented Brief summary of activities What was new or creative about your approach Challenges faced in implementing the project and how the challenges were overcome. Maximum 500 words *
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What has changed as a result of this project? Why is this significant? How have these changes been observed or measured? Maximum 400 words *
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What is the current status of this project? Describe plans to sustain, transfer, replicate, expand or conclude this project. Maximum 200 words *
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Why does this project work? What can others learn from your experience with this project? Maximum 200 words *
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