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 membership meeting at 2020 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Nashville, TN. 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 membership meeting at 2020 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in Nashville, TN. 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

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In collaboration with Industry Sponsors, NIHD is proud to announce the 4th annual HCD Scholarship for our members for the 2020 HCD Conference + Expo in Nashville! This scholarship was created to allow for NIHD members to become more engaged within the organization by attending our annual meeting and activities at HCD.

A full conference registration + $500 travel stipend will be awarded to two NIHD members to use to attend HCD.

NOTE: In the event that HCD 2020 goes virtual and is not held in person, NIHD will either provide you a complimentary pass to the virtual event, or provide you with a stipend up to a $500 to go toward registration. The HCD Show team has not released information regarding registration fees if the in-person event is cancelled. Thank you for your flexibility in these uncertain times.  


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.