Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab cordially invites you to attend a program and reception honoring the recipients of the sixth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize:
BLOOMINGDALE AGING IN PLACE
THE BRONX TRANSITIONS CLINIC
THELMA DYE, PH.D.
Northside Center for Child Development
About the Prize
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 by 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 Honorees
Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP) serves the Upper West Side, in what has been labeled a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC). Too often in New York, neither familial nor physical infrastructure exists to support the longer lives that many New Yorkers now enjoy. BAiP was founded to help older adults “age in place” by ensuring ongoing community engagement and support.
The Bronx Transitions Clinic (BTC) addresses the disparities at the nexus of criminal justice and community health. The burden of mass incarceration disproportionately falls on low-income urban communities of color, like the South Bronx. Since 2009, BTC has provided an innovative model for primary care to more than 500 Bronx residents as they return to the community after incarceration. Patients are treated regardless of their ability to pay.
Thelma Dye, Ph.D., is the Hilde L. Mosse Executive Director and CEO at the Northside Center for Child Development. Under Dr. Dye’s leadership, Northside serves more than 3,600 children through programs such as Clinics in Schools (CIS), home-based crisis intervention, special needs preventative service, and Project Care (Commitment and Recovery Empowers), a creative arts therapy and enrichment program. Dr. Dye has also served on various child advocacy committees, was appointed by the Board of Regents to the State Board for Psychology, and was recently appointed to the New York City Health Department’s Health & Mental Hygiene Advisory Council.