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Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize Call for Nominations

The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize 2011-2012


Deadline: January 20, 2012

The Hunter College Foundation is seeking nominations for the second annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This award 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 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.

Funded through a grant from her family -- Steven Tisch, Laurie M. Tisch, and Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch -- the award is named to honor New York City resident Joan H. Tisch and her humanitarian activism in health care and social services. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 award.

Eligibility criteria and nomination requirements are outlined in the guidelines below. We invite you to submit nominations by January 20, 2012 following the guidelines and instructions on the website. Renominations will be accepted. A committee comprised of Hunter College faculty and health care representatives will select the two prize recipients and an award presentation will be held in Spring 2012. For further information about The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize, please email us at


Click here to view the Nomination Guidelines (PDF)

Click here to download a Nomination Form (PDF)

To learn more about the Joan H. Tisch Legacy Project, please click here.

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