Terms and Conditions

The Inclusive Health Access Prize is a USAID Office of Health Systems prize being implemented by the Catalyst Project. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before submitting an entry. By submitting an entry, you accept these terms and conditions and agree to comply with them.

1. Participating in the Prize

1.1 Entries received by the relevant deadline that are compliant with this prize call will be assessed against the entry criteria for the Prize set out in the Inclusive Health Access Prize Call. USAID is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, misdirected, illegible, erroneous, or incomplete applications or other documentation due to computer, network or telecommunications failure.

1.2 Employees of USAID, USAID contractors, other individuals working on the Catalyst project, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter. Unless otherwise stated, you may make up to three entries to the Prize Call and must bear all your costs of entering and participating in the prize, including travel costs, unless otherwise stated in the supported materials.

1.3 Eligible entries will be assessed against the publicized judging criteria. Entries may be shortlisted and asked to complete further activities as described in the promotional materials, and performance will then be assessed against the relevant judging criteria. Participation in interviews and other events are a condition of participation in the prize competition.

1.4 We will use the contact details you provide to contact you about the prize. If you do not respond within seven days, you may be removed from consideration for the prize. If you are removed, or if you otherwise withdraw from the prize for any reason, we may select another entry in your place, but we are not obliged to do so.

1.5 The judges’ decision about eligibility, shortlisting and selection, including the methodology used to assess entries, validity of any claims and data submitted, is final.   By choosing to participate in the prize, participants waive the right to challenge the outcome and agree to be bound by the determinations of the Prize judges and USAID.  We have no obligation to provide further information or to engage in conversation/correspondence about such decision.

1.6 While we encourage that the prize award be used in ways that continue to be of public benefit and in the primary health care sector, you are under no obligation to do so. The prize will be paid in U.S. dollars and the winner is responsible for payment of tax and other charges in relation to the award of the prize.

1.7 We reserve the right at our sole discretion to refuse to accept any entry; to suspend or withdraw the prize at any time; to vary the form and substance of the prize including dates for deadlines, activities and events; to reduce or increase the number of entries selected for any phase, including the final prize; not to award the prize; and/or to reject or withdraw a place on the prize competition for any reason whatsoever, including if in our reasonable opinion, you are in breach of these terms and conditions, fail to participate fully, or do anything to damage the reputation of USAID or our partners.

1.8 We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions at any time. Variations will take effect from the date they are posted on our application platform, so please check regularly to see the current version.

2. Your Promises to Us

2.1 By submitting an entry to the prize, you confirm that: You satisfy the relevant eligibility criteria and all information submitted by you is true, accurate and complete. We reserve the right to ask for additional evidence of claims made by you, to validate claims by any means we see fit, and/or to reject claims at our sole discretion.

2.2 Your entry is your own original idea, is not copied from anyone else, and to the best of your knowledge, does not infringe any intellectual property or other third party rights. We may withdraw your entry if we receive notice that it infringes any third party rights.

2.3 You have, or will obtain, all consents and permissions necessary to submit your entry, participate in the prize and comply with these terms and conditions.

2.4  You are willing to share learning.  All entrants need to be willing to share their experiences and learning to help establish a body of knowledge that can bring about a greater awareness and sustained change in locally-driven health systems partnerships and providing integrated primary care for the poor and most vulnerable.

2.5  You will act lawfully, ethically and in good faith and comply with the rules of the prize and any relevant laws, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice. You will comply with our reasonable instructions while participating in the prize, including in relation to health & safety and security.

2.6  Your organization and entry adheres to existing protocols for environmental protection and sustainability.

2.7  Your organization and approach does not exacerbate or cause direct or indirect harm to marginalized groups including, but not limited to, women/girls, low income, ethnic minorities, and landless groups.

2.8  Your organization identifies and mitigates potential unintended consequences that may cause direct or indirect harm to marginalized groups.

2.9  To the extent your organization supports direct health service delivery, you have adequate plans to handle medical waste in line with recommended WHO guidelines.

2.10 We reserve the right to remove you from the prize competition if you do not comply with these rules, if you cheat or behave in a way which is disruptive, inappropriate or potentially dangerous.

2.11 If you are entering as part of a group or team, the person completing the entry form is responsible for compliance with these terms & conditions by other team members.

3. Use of Your Personal Information

3.1 We are committed to protecting your privacy and have established processes and policies to adequately safeguard  the personal information you give to us.

3.2 If you submit an entry we will ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, and other contact details such as a contact phone number.  The personal information we collect will be used as outlined in detail below; generally to process your entry, to contact you about the Prize, and to award the Prize.

3.3 Please make sure that any personal details you provide are accurate and up to date, and let us know about any changes. If during the application process, you provide us with aggregate information regarding any other individuals, please provide information concerning the informed consent all individuals signed, and applicable IRB materials. Please do not include any personally identifiable information concerning other individuals in your submissions.

3.4 Your information will be shared within USAID and with USAID’s implementing partners as is necessary to process and fully assess your entry, award the Prize, and celebrate competitors (as outlined in Sections 3, 4, and 5). USAID will follow applicable law, regulation, and policy concerning the collection, maintenance, and use of your data.  For more information about the USAID privacy policy, including safeguards and controls around PII, please see here.

3.5 We will share your information with judges that help us assess the applications.

3.6 If you give us consent to do so, we will also let you know about other USAID opportunities, events and activities. Consent to be added to our outreach list can be emailed to HealthAccessPrize@usaid.gov.

3.8 We will also share your information with third parties where we use their platforms,  such as SurveyMonkey to process applications, and Constant Contact, to deliver our e-newsletters.

3.9  When this Prize process has ended, we will retain your information for 6 years beyond the termination of the funding agreement supporting this Prize for the purpose of fulfilling our obligations under that agreement, for our own evaluation and business development purposes, and to provide you with future opportunities to apply for similar Prizes in the future. If you do not wish us to contact you about future opportunities, please let us know by writing  or emailing us at HealthAccessPrize@usaid.gov.

3.10 We may keep your information for up to six years for the agency to conduct statistical analysis of the data, so we can review, develop and improve our business activities,consistent with applicable law, rule, and regulation.

3.11 If have any questions about this privacy notice, please email us at HealthAccessPrize@usaid.gov.

3.12 By submitting an application, you also consent to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information for the purposes outlined in this section 4 and 5 below.

4. Publicity

4.1 We won’t publicly publish full details of your entry. However, by submitting an entry, you give us permission to use and publicly publish your name, a summary of your entry and photographs/ recordings of your participation in the prize, which may include events, in any media and online. If you have any concerns about the publication of information about your entry, please contact us before submitting an entry.

4.2 Any public statements which you make in relation to the prize must acknowledge USAID’s Office of Health Systems and be approved by us in advance.

4.3 USAID intends to celebrate the shortlisted and winning approaches online, in public health forums, and as case studies about exemplary public-private primary health coverage.  Prior to the communications being published, USAID will contact any featured teams to affirm their consent to the communications.

4.4 While competitors and winners of the prize are under no obligation to engage in further correspondence with USAID after the award of funds, USAID hopes they will continue to respond to requests for updates on the approach’s evolution, success, or learning.

5. Limitation of Liability

We are not liable for any direct or indirect loss or liability, costs, claims, taxes, charges, or expenses resulting from your participation in the prize or your reliance on statements made or advice given by us, our partners or contractors.

6. Company and Partner Details

The U.S. Agency for International Development

SSG Advisors, LLC d/b/a Resonance is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Vermont, with offices located at 1 Mill Street, Suite 201, Burlington, VT 05401

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