HMF Article of the Year Award

The Award

This award recognizes an article published in Healthcare Management Forum in the preceding year which has helped to advance knowledge in the practice of health leadership. The winner will receive an etched glass trophy. Should the future permit us to return to an in-person event, the recipient will also receive paid travel and accommodations to attend the College’s Honouring Health Leadership event, and a complimentary registration to the CCHL National Conference.

Healthcare Management Forum has been publishing for more than 30 years, and is viewed by readers as a credible source of information with lasting exposure.


To be eligible for this award, authors must have published an article in the journal in the preceding year and demonstrate the following: their work is original; the ideas contained in the article stimulate transformative thought and inspire meaningful reform; their findings apply to multiple sectors within healthcare; their article is written in a clear, concise and logical manner; and their article is well researched and documented. The number of article downloads will also be considered.


Nominations are not accepted for this award. An award selection committee comprised of Editorial Board members, peer reviewers, and active College members will select a shortlist of applicants and choose an author or group of authors who demonstrate ideas that challenge the traditional notions of health leadership and inspire transformational behaviour. The award winner will be selected based on the eligibility criteria listed above by December 31.

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2022 Recipient: Anne Mullin, PhD, MBA

Anne Mullin, PhD, MBA

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to announce that Anne Mullin, PhD, MBA, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Healthcare Management Forum Article of the Year Award for her article entitled “Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility: From organizational responsibility to leadership competency”. Dr. Mullin is a Principal at Shift Health, a strategy consulting firm for the health research and innovation ecosystem.

In her article, Dr. Mullin and her co-authors have captured the essence of what is necessary to meet the challenges of anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and harmful colonial structures while in the midst of a pandemic crisis response. This article stands out because it provides practical recommendations for health leaders that can be used to change traditional governance, mentorship, and performance management programs. The end result allows leaders to attract better talent and create a more progressive, inclusive culture.

Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full details are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2022 – Anne Mullin, PhD, MBA

2021 – Dr. Stephen L. Archer, MD

2020 – Gertie Mai Muise

List of Awards

For almost two decades, the National Awards Program has been showcasing the success of exemplary individuals and teams, encouraging knowledge exchange, and celebrating excellence while stimulating replication of leading practices across the health industry.