This category recognises innovative examples of good practice, challenging assumptions and professional boundaries to achieve effective environmental health outcomes (January 2017 to April 2018).
Entries should focus on a single project / initiative, address the specific criteria for the award and include the following information (in no more than 1,000 words):
- Brief and objectives of project/initiative: Clear and SMART objectives of the project/initiative and expected outcomes.
- Rationale behind campaign, including research and planning: Rationale for the project/initiative and an explanation behind the activity supported by relevant evidence relating back to the SMART objectives. Detail of systematic planning, relevant partnerships and collaborations.
- Strategy and approach: Strategy should explicitly relate back to the brief and objectives. Approaches used should be clear and relevant, detailing all aspects of innovation – outlining the reasons why various tools and approaches were chosen.
- Implementation: To be clearly represented with a timeline of actions illustrating the phases of the activity or achievement.
- Measurement and evaluation: Demonstration of outcomes, outputs and learning. Measurement should relate to the research, planning, strategy, approaches and tools. The evaluation should be in context of the brief and objectives - detailing any adjustments made and learning as a result of evaluation.
- Budget and cost effectiveness: Budget information should relate to activity and demonstrate cost effectiveness in terms of quality and value for money.
In addition to the 1,000-word entry, an overarching summary (of no more than 100 words) must be submitted to give an outline of this project/initiative and its outcomes. This summary will be used in the event the entry is shortlisted in the CIEH Excellence Awards and may be used in marketing material for future Excellence Awards.