Table 1

Scoring criteria for GCARSIH entries

Selection criteriaDescriptionWeight
Degree of innovativenessThe innovation provides a novel approach to address a systemic health challenge within its local context. It provides an alternative to the status quo.25%
Significance—based on priority health needThe innovation addresses a health priority of the Philippines (as defined by the National and/or Regional Unified Health Research Agenda), or a priority identified at the local level (eg, prevalent yet neglected health problem specific to a village or a marginalised group/ethnic group).15%
Participatory and co-ownedParticipatory approaches are evident in the development, implementation and evaluation of the innovation (ie, contributions from various stakeholders: the patients/families, local health personnel, local leaders, other sectors).15%
Potential for further research/integration/scaleThere are clear plans for further research and development of the innovation. The innovation shows the feasibility to be applied, replicated and scaled up to other communities with similar problems, or integrated into the broader health system.15%
InclusivenessThe innovation has the potential to be used by a large number of people, enhancing equity and access.10%
EffectivenessThe innovation has a demonstrated positive outcome on the health challenge it is addressing.10%
AffordabilityThe innovation is affordable to the poor who are otherwise excluded in the local context or the solution is more cost-effective than the status quo.10%
  • GCARSIH, Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health.