- 1. Judy Berry Creates Facility that Provides New Model of Care for Dementia Patients
- 2. Dana Harvey Revitalizes Low-Income Community with Urban Health Food Store
- 3. Joe Hollendoner Provides Critical Health and Social Services to LGBT Youth
- 4. Roseanna Means Creates Program to Meet Unique Needs of Homeless Women
- 5. Josephine Mercado Creates Program to Teach Latinos How to Stay Healthy
- 6. Susan Rodriguez Helps Women Living with HIV/AIDS Learn about and Manage Their Disease
- 7. Fran Rooker's Family Tragedy Inspired Breakthrough for Brain Injury Patients
- 8. Shira Shavit Honored for Creating a 'Medical Home' for Former Prison Inmates
- 9. Kris Volcheck Honored for Creating Free Dental Clinic for the Homeless
- 10. Andru Ziwasimon-Zeller Cares and Advocates for Uninsured
On August 12, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the recipients of the 2010 Community Health Leaders Award, honoring 10 individuals who have overcome daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for those living in disadvantaged communities across the United States.
The efforts of these 10 Community Health Leaders highlight the unmet need for access to quality affordable health services. Their work demonstrates the immense difference one person can make.
"Through your creativity, your compassion, and your hard work, each of you is revolutionizing our health care and improving health in your communities," Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer of RWJF, said at a gala ceremony at the Foundation. "That's not just leadership. That’s visionary, transformative leadership.”
These extraordinary leaders each receive $125,000 to support their ongoing work, as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with other leaders from around the country. This year's winners join a distinguished and diverse group of 188 previous award recipients.
View the profile of each of the 2010 award recipients by clicking on the "Table of Contents" above.
2010 RWJF Community Health Leaders
Learn more about 10 remarkable leaders who are improving the health and quality of life for vulnerable men, women and children in underserved communities across the U.S.
While the need to address disparities in care is well known, few strategies for reducing disparities have been studied systematically.
RWJF examines the types of competitive foods - foods and beverages schools offer outside of meal programs - available in our nation's school...
Recent studies have demonstrated a connection between low-socioeconomic status and poor health in children. This study builds upon previous ...
This study examined the impact that race has on the prevalence of self-reported diabetes for Hispanic and non-Hispanic people. Data from the...
In this article, the authors consider the social, structural and symbolic effects of the recent and rapid spread of legal gambling in the Un...
Immigrants and their children are one of the fastest growing components of the U.S. population. One in five Americans under the age of 18 is...
Most studies investigating links between social capital and health have relied on work by Robert Putnam who conceptualized social capital as...
The present article considered cardiovascular patients' adherence to physicians' medication recommendations. Nonadherence was defined as fol...
This study examined the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children in the United States. Also of interest ...
The current article explored risk factors for iron deficiency for toddlers in the United States with a focus on Hispanic toddlers. Data from...
The research presented in this article compared the density and concentration of pro-tobacco media messages in African-American and White ma...
This article describes efforts to use information on influenza burden and vaccine efficacy to estimate how influenza vaccine recommendations...