The 2020 Leaky Pipe Awards
The Leaky Pipe Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, organisations and groups in progressing activities to Close the Gap for Vision.
The 2020 Awards will be presented at the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: The Gap and Beyond National Conference 2020 conference dinner on Wednesday 18 March 2020.
IEH invites nominations to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, organisations and groups in progressing activities to Close the Gap for Vision.
Nominations have now closed (close 28 February 2020)
Background: ‘The Leaky Pipe’ has been used to illustrate the complexity, difficulty and challenge for a patient to successfully navigate the eye care service system and exit with delivery of a treatment outcome at the other end. The leaky pipe shows the many steps, providers and locations in the pathway for an eye care patient and the high potential for patients to drop out of the pathway or ‘leak from the pipe’.
Efforts to Close the Gap for Vision require fixing the leaks in the pipe (and removing the bung representing the lack of public cataract surgery) and the pathway will only successfully deliver care when all leaks are fixed and steps effectively coordinated.
Eligibility: Nominations are invited from all Indigenous eye health stakeholders for individuals, groups or organisations who have made a significant contribution or achieved demonstrable outcomes to Close the Gap for Vision.
Selection criteria: Selection criteria for the awards include demonstrable achievements to Close the Gap for Vision through community engagement, service delivery or regional implementation, and we are particularly interested in unsung heroes. Work in cataract, refractive error, diabetic eye care and trachoma care, at a systems, clinic, community or patient level will all be considered.
Awards will be focused on contributions over the preceding three years.
Nominations: The nomination form requires contact details of the person making the nomination in addition to information regarding the individual, group or organisation that is being nominated. A 300 word maximum statement in support the individual, group or organisation that is being nominated is requested, plus names and contact details of a supporting referee.
Award selection: We would like to present three Leaky Pipe Awards in 2020 and an award selection panel will be established and advised prior to closing date for nominations.
Leaky Pipe Award 2019 for Service Delivery: Heather Wilson, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Leaky Pipe Award 2019 as an Unsung Hero: Tony Coburn, CheckUp
Leaky Pipe Award 2019 for Community Leadership: Shaun Tatipata, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Leaky Pipe Award 2019 for Regional Engagement: Western NSW Eye Health Partnership, (represented by Jane Hager)
Leaky Pipe Award 2018 for Service Delivery: Associate Professor Angus Turner, Lions Outback Vision
Leaky Pipe Award 2018 as an Unsung Hero: Colina Waddell, Brien Holden Vision Institute
Leaky Pipe Award 2018 for Community Leadership: Faye Clarke, Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative
Leaky Pipe Award 2018 for Regional Engagement: The Great South Coast Eye Health Project(represented by Anne-Marie Banfield Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation)