The fifth annual Joan H. Tisch Community
The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize honors not-for-profit organizations and individuals for distinguished accomplishment in the field of urban public health. Made possible with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Prize is a tribute to Joan H. Tisch in recognition of her humanitarian activism in health care and social services in New York City.
About the Recipients
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) works to eliminate health inequities, improve health status and expand access to the medically underserved in NYC, with a focus on Asian Americans. It provides culturally effective primary healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. CBWCHC’s Comprehensive Hepatitis B Program is widely recognized as a national model of outreach, prevention and care that addresses major health disparities for the Asian American community–chronic hepatitis B infection and associated liver disease.
Ann-Marie Louison, Co-Director of Adult Behavioral Health at The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), is a leader in NYC working at the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice. Among her achievements, she co-founded the Nathaniel Project, the first alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan Supreme Court for adults with severe mental illness convicted of felony offenses. During her 15 years at CASES, Louison has developed and implemented innovative and effective interventions for a high-risk population that address both public health and public safety.
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