ISF/SelfCare Essay Prize


The ISF/SelfCare Prize Essay is an annual competition and prize for the best original essay that furthers the practice or understanding of self-care and healthy lifestyles. The organisers and sponsors of the prize essay are the International Self-Care Foundation (ISF) and the journal SelfCare.

The objective of the prize essay is to encourage the development and raise the profile of the subject of self-care. The winning essay(s) will be published as a citable paper in SelfCare subject to the usual editorial review considerations.

In 2016/2017 the winning essay was by Dr Erlene Grise-Owens from the USA, entitled
“Self-Care and Wellness: Imperatives for Helping Professions”.

In 2015/2016 the winning essay was from the USA, Mr Alexander Kusher, entitled: Impact of Community Pharmacist Intervention on Self-Care and Behavior Change of Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension.

Mr Kusher receives a prize certificate and the first prize of £1500. Read the essay here.

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The two runners up were Kathrine Gibson Smith from the UK with an essay entitled: Self care behaviour change: reaching the unreached; and Aneesa Bodiat from South Africa with an essay entitled: How should healthcare systems encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles? Each runner up receives a prize certificate and £750.

The 2016 ISF/SelfCare Prize Essay Competition is now open and essays on one of four topics are invited:

1: Supporting self-care in Cities.

2: Self-Care in the Digital Era.

3: Mobile health Apps and self-care – what’s the evidence that they facilitate self-care?

4: Gaps in health care for the underserved – what self-care strategies can help?

The essay should be in the 3000 – 5000 word range, and in English.

The value of the prize will be £1500 for the winner and £750 for up to two runners up. The winners will also receive a prize certificate awarded by the ISF and the SelfCare journal.

For more information on the competition and details on how to enter please CLICK_HERE

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