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On December 11, 2013, The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) presented the 2012 and 2013 Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prizes for Medicine and Health to Henry Chung, MD, and Ruth Browne, ScD, MPH, MPP, respectively.
The prize honors clinicians, health care administrators, or health policy/health services researchers from New York City metropolitan-area institutions whose work has made important contributions to demonstrating how the health care delivery system can work effectively with partners in public health and the community to address issues associated with prevention, healthy community options, and policies that support investment and change in determinants of health.
Henry Chung, MD, is Chief Medical Officer of the Montefiore Care Management Company, where he provides medical leadership for care management and disease management programs for over 250,000 patients in value-based health plan partnerships. He is also Medical Director for the Montefiore Accountable Care Organization, leading quality improvement initiatives for the academic medical center and community physician partnership that is central to the success and sustainability of the ACO. Dr. Chung’s talk was entitled “Reflections on Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration At the Front Lines: From FQHCs to ACOs.”
“If we want person-centered care, then primary and behavioral health integration must be foundational,” Dr. Chung emphasized.
Ruth Browne, ScD, MPH, MPP is Chief Executive Officer of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center. Dr. Browne’s talk, “Credible Messengers; Critical Trust: Community Health Empowerment under the Affordable Healthcare Act,” detailed the Institute’s Community Health Empowerment model, which connects people to information, tools, and resources to make informed health decisions, so that they can safeguard and improve the health of their families and neighborhoods by promoting wellness within their communities.
“I am tremendously honored to be acknowledged by this esteemed organization and to accept this award in the company of New York’s health care leadership,” Dr. Browne said. “I am moved that our work at the Institute is seen as having ‘made important contributions to demonstrating how the health care delivery system can work effectively with partners in public health and the community to address issues associated with prevention, healthy community options, and policies that support investment and change in determinants of health.’”
“The Rudin family is identified with New York City and their support for the NY Prize for Medicine and Health provides extraordinary recognition and support to leaders committed to improving the health of all New Yorkers,” said Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, NYAM President.
The Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health was established in 2003 by the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and NYAM in partnership with the Rudin Family Foundation.
Posted on December 13, 2013
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