Joan H. Tisch Legacy Project

About The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prizes

The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prizes, awarded on an annual basis, 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 on 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.

Made possible with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the award is named to honor the late New York City philanthropist Joan H. Tisch and her humanitarian activism in health care and social services.  Each recipient receives a $10,000 award. When presented to an individual, $5,000 is payable to the initiative the person is being honored for or to the organization he/she is affiliated with, and $5,000 is for personal development.

Nominators must submit the Online Application Form and required supplementary materials by April 5th; see the nomination form for additional information. Re-nominations will be accepted.

A committee consisting of Hunter College faculty, health experts, and policy specialists will select the two prize recipients, and an award presentation will be held in Fall 2018.