The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize is a $10,000 award presented each year to an individual and a nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health.
2012 Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize Recipients:
LegalHealth and Mark Hannay (Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign)
About the 2012 Community Health Prize recipients:
LegalHealth: LegalHealth is an innovative program uniting legal and health care professionals who work collaboratively to improve the lives of low-income people with serious health problems. LegalHealth helps reduce health disparities and improve quality of life by addressing the legal needs associated with poverty that undermine recovery, eliminating legal barriers to services, and educating health care professionals to identify their patients’ legal needs… Read more about LegalHealth
2011 Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize Recipients:
The Union Settlement Association and Dr. Melony Samuels (Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger)
About the 2011 Community Health Prize recipients:
The Union Settlement Association: The reach and broad impact of Union Settlement Association in addressing the health and social service needs of a vulnerable East Harlem population made it an exemplary inaugural recipient of the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. In the words of Union Settlement’s nominator, Dr. Sebastian Bonner, “With its range of programs from childcare and Head Start to senior services, from after-school programs to mental health services, and through its leadership in improving services for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS—Union Settlement is a lifeline to one of the city’s poorest communities… Read more about The Union Settlement Association
Dr. Melony Samuels: Dr. Samuels is Founder and Executive Director of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. She is known for her grassroots efforts to address hunger, poverty, and health in the Brooklyn communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill and Brownsville, an area that constitutes a “food desert” where access to healthy and nutritious food is limited. As a result, many residents suffer from obesity and related chronic diseases… Read more about Dr. Melony Samuels of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
About the Nominating Process:
The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize was created to recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health. The nominee’s work should be focused upon improving urban public health in areas such as: reducing health disparities; obesity/diabetes/nutrition; chronic disease prevention and management; environmental health; HIV/AIDS; health problems associated with poverty; healthy aging; mental health; substance abuse and addiction; public health policy and advocacy; and access, financing, and quality of care. Applications are posted seasonally on our website – the next call for nominations will be released in November, 2013. For more information, read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.