Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced the three recipients of the sixth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize, citing their contributions to improving quality of life for senior citizens, providing medical care to previously incarcerated individuals as they return to the community, and child advocacy. This year’s prize was presented to two nonprofit organizations and an individual in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishments in the field of urban public health.
The recipients are Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP), The Bronx Transitions Clinic (BTC), and the Northside Center for Child Development’s Hilde L. Mosse Executive Director and CEO Thelma Dye, Ph.D. They were honored at a reception on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Special guest Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer delivered remarks during the reception.
“Once again, we have a group of Tisch Prize recipients who have done an extraordinary job of addressing the needs of New Yorkers who are so deserving of dignity when it comes to physical and psychological health,” said Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. “We at Hunter proudly share their commitment to improving access to the best quality healthcare services, and we remain deeply grateful to the Tisch family for recognizing New York City’s dedicated community health workers and organizations that have gone above and beyond for those who need their help.”
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 part of the Joan H. Tisch Legacy Project, which is based at Hunter College, and is a tribute to Joan H. Tisch in recognition of her humanitarian activism in health care and social services in New York City. The winners each received a prize of $10,000.
“Bloomingdale Aging in Place, the Bronx Transitions Clinic, and Dr. Dye have each honorably provided critical services to New Yorkers in need, and they exemplify the mission of the Illumination Fund,” said Laurie Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. “On behalf of the Illumination Fund, and my mother Joan’s Legacy Project, we are proud to honor them all, and I know they will continue to serve New Yorkers with their incredible work.”
Photo credit: l-r: Laurie Tisch, Thelma Dye, Ph.D., Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. Photo credit: Hunter College.