Current Annual Initiatives:

The Debbie D. Gregory Leadership Award

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NIHD may grant the Debbie Gregory Leadership Award to an individual contributing noteworthy clinical and inter-professional leadership in the areas of innovative design improvements in healthcare environments on an annual basis. NIHD will grant our fourth annual Leadership Award to an individual NIHD member at the NIHD annual membership meeting. Any person may nominate a current NIHD member (excluding current Board Members) by completing the online nomination form.


Membership Award

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NIHD may grant the Membership Award to an individual NIHD member who has contributed noteworthy ideas, innovations and intelligence to the advancement of NIHD, and at least one of the many programs, tasks forces and other initiatives, during the past 12 months.  This is an annual award that recognizes a current NIHD member who satisfies the criteria listed below.  NIHD will grant our third annual Member Award to an individual NIHD member at the NIHD annual membership meeting. Any current NIHD member may nominate another current NIHD member (excluding current Board Members) by completing the online nomination form. 


Healthcare Design Expo+Conference Scholarship

HCD2020 has been cancelled. For more information, visit https://www.hcdexpo.com/show/cancelation-announcement/.


Fellows Program

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The purpose of the Fellows Program is to maximize the value of our NIHD member benefits by recognizing and advancing those leaders who have made significant and sustainable contributions to nursing, health care, healthcare design and NIHD over the years.  In addition to documenting certain minimum education, experience and certification requirements, Fellow applicants will also be asked to submit a personal statement, plus letters of recommendations, that describes their contributions to nursing, health care, healthcare design and NIHD.