Application Process

The schedule for the Acclaim Award has changed. Because of changes to our meetings schedule for 2017, the next Acclaim Award will be given at the AMGA 2018 Annual Conference, March 7-10, in Phoenix, Arizona. This will give you extra time to prepare and submit your group’s application.

Acclaim Award Orientation Webinar

The Acclaim Award Orientation Webinar is designed for members to learn more about AMGA Acclaim Award, the application, and recent changes to the criteria, and answer some of your most pressing questions about the process.

If you missed the Orientation Webinar held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, click below to view and hear the presentation.

Acclaim Award Application Overview
Danielle Casanova, MBA, Director of Population Health Initiatives, AMGA

Preparing for an Acclaim Award Application
Frank Colangelo, MD, FACP, Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates, P.C.

To listen to the recording of the webinar, please click here.

Applying for the AMGA Acclaim Award

The Acclaim Award application process has proven to be a valuable learning experience for medical groups on their journey to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.

Acclaim Award Application Guidelines

The Acclaim Award will honor those organizations that are meeting the IOM Aims for Improvement – health care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable; and are taking the necessary steps to become a high-performing health system as defined by the AMGA. Learn more about these attributes.

Confirmation Email

Once your application is successfully submitted, the contact person on the application (unless otherwise noted) will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. This email is extremely important, as it is confirmation of a successful submission. If you do not receive this email, please contact Sunny Temesgen to verify your submission.


One of the most valuable benefits for applying for the Acclaim Award is receiving feedback from the Award Advisory Committee. As an applicant, your organization will receive a formal letter describing areas of strength and areas for improvement. This report provides the organization with a detailed assessment of their application and can assist them in applying again the next year.

If you have questions or need further information, contact Danielle Casanova, 703.838.0033 ext. 347 or Sunny Temesgen, 703.838.0033 ext. 340.