Posted on March 21, 2016

ISF, together with partner organisation SelfCare is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 prize competition for the best original essay that furthers the practice or understanding of self-care.

The objective of the prize essay is to encourage the development and raise the profile of the subject of self-care. Essays focusing on either of the following topics were invited for this years’ competition:

1. Self-Care and behaviour change

2.How should healthcare systems encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles

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. 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 winning essay will be published in SelfCare in April. The judging panel appointed by ISF andSelfCare was very pleased with the quality and number of entries to the competition. It is anticipated that the competition will be run again later in 2016.

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