Better Government Competition

Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition, founded in 1991, is an annual citizens’ idea contest that seeks out and rewards the most innovative public policy proposals. The Competition grand prize winner receives $10,000; four runners-up receive $1,000 each, and other proposals receive special recognition.

For 2016, Pioneer Institute seeks proposals to improve quality and access to care for individuals living with mental health illness through innovative approaches to insurance, health care, human services and partnerships between government agencies and mental health care providers.

Read the 2016 contest guidelines.

Competition winners over the years are listed below.

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