HATS was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline through its
SHARE Awards Program during its first three-year cycle. The SHARE Awards program
awarded money via its request for proposal process. A review committee of renowned
North American figures chose the community-based organizations that the committee
believed to be leaders in providing culturally-sensitive health care and/or access to
health care services.
The SHARE Awards are administered by the University of Pennyslvania's Institute on
Aging. St. Christopher House, a United Agency in Toronto, Canada, won the award in
2000 to continue and expand the use of the Action Theatre model for two years and to
apply it to health promotion in general.