The annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize at Hunter College recognizes one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health. Each recipient receives a $10,000 award. The deadline for nominating a prize candidate is January 24, 2014.
The Prize is a component of the Joan H. Tisch Legacy Project, a major, multidisciplinary initiative at Hunter College that addresses urban public health issues – from diseases such as HIV/AIDS, obesity, and diabetes to health disparities due to economic and environmental factors. The Project has been funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Steve Tisch Family Foundation and the Lizzie and Jonathan M. Tisch Foundation.
Past Joan H. Tisch Prize winners have included Turning Point for Women and Families, Independence Care System’s Breast Cancer Screening Project for Women with Physical Disabilities, LegalHealth, Union Settlement Association, Robert Cordero of CitiWide Harm Reduction, Mark Hannay of Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign, and Dr. Melony Samuels of Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. Read about the recipients.
Nomination guidelines and instructions can be viewed on Hunter’s Roosevelt House website.