Foundation Program Sites

Pathfinder Awards

Awards Description

The Foundation for Health Care Quality, through the Bree Collaborative, develops collaborative guidelines to help health system stakeholders chart their paths of transformation towards achieving improved quality, reduction in variation in care and health equity. The Bree Collaborative applauds clinics, hospitals, systems, health plans and other care providers that prioritize the elimination of structural and process barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Any data or information submitted with this award application is used to populate dashboards and reports on the uptake and use of the Bree guidelines. Unless you are otherwise notified, all use of the data for reports and dashboard is de-identified. Names of award winners will be published on our map and will consist of organization name, locations (s), name of award, date award was given, and type of organizations (school, health system, health plan, etc.)

Any organization that is identified as an “audience” (clinician, health system, health plan, etc.) can submit a checklist attestation of implementation of the Bree Collaborative guidelines for a Pathfinder Award.

Recipients of the Pathfinder awards are acknowledged with:

  • pins for staff directly involved in the implementation of the guidelines to celebrate their role as champions
  • award logos to display on your website, social media, and other communications to advertise your work on best practices to patients and health care partners

Pathfinder Award criteria

  • Submission of proof of completion of level 1, 2, or 3 checklist
  • Submission of supporting documentation

The Pathfinder awards are based on the submission of the Bree Collaborative checklists for each report and supporting documentation. There are three levels of awards for completion of the checklists for each level of implementation – Path Finder Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

Checklists can be found in the Bree Collaborative Implementation Guide under the Implementation Checklists by Audience Tabs.

Checklist submission can be done via email to or via the Submission Portal (link)

  • Application open: year round
  • Award Notifications: year round, on review of submission

What are the purpose of checklists?

Each report has three levels of checklists, starting with internal activities and increasing towards activities that require collaboration outside of an organization or increased capacity. The purpose of these checklists is to provide structure to implementation projects and allow organizations to move towards full implementation in a systematic and rational way.

What kind of support documentation should be included?

Supporting documentation may include documentation of any of the resources you used during your implementation process. Some examples are worksheets or work books, self-assessments, or other tools used during the implementation process.

Who should be involved in filling out the checklists?

Depending on the report topics you may consider convening a team to check off specific items on the checklists. Examples of some positions you may consider are:

  • Quality Improvement Director
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer or Chief Medical Officer
  • Patient Advocate and Community Engagement Lead
  • Chief Population Health Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Clinicians or clinical support staff

Step 1: work through the checklist and gather any supporting documentation you need.

Step 2: Submit your documents through the portal at the bottom of this page.

Step 3: Bree Staff will review your submission and contact you via email for notification of awards.

Step 4: Your certificates and other awards will be mailed to you or your organization.

Submission Portal
This form can be used to submit checklists from the Bree Implementation Guide and supporting documentation in order to be eligible for the Pathfinder Award. By submitting this documentation the organization is agreeing to our data sharing and data privacy policies. For more information on these policies, please see the "Pathfinder Awards Information" section at the top of this page.
What is the mane of the Bree Report that you are submitting for?
Please list all levels you are submitting for.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
Upload the Bree Collaborative Score Card here. Score cards can be found under each topic area in our Implementation Guide.