Dorothy Nyswander Health Equity Award
This award is given each year to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes health equity through research, practice, and/or teaching.
This individual or group uses activism in institutionalizing health equity that:
- Actively engages in initiatives that promote equality and justice for all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability.
- Advocates for and initiates dialogue and action to address health injustices affecting marginalized communities.
- Participates in activities that endorse education as a means of individual and community advancement and growth.
- Views poverty as a societal responsibility and from an ecological perspective.