Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards
Call for Nominations:
2017 CCTST Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards!
The CCTST Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards honor excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Deadline for nominations is Monday, October 16, 2017. Winners and nominators will be notified by October 27. Awardees will be recognized at the CCTST Community Dinner and Awards Ceremony, November 14.
- Community Health Advocate Award
- Academic-Community Research Partnership Award
- Academic-Community Partnership Student Award
- Practice-Based Research Award
Please see the Call for Nominations and application form for complete details. Scroll down this page to view previous awardees.
Please email us if you have questions.
2017 Community Health Transformation Award
Christopher Bolling, MD received the 2017 CCTST Community Health Transformation Award June 15 at the Bell Event Centre, as part of the spring Community Engagement Speaker Series. The Award honors those who transform the health of the community through service, leadership and scholarship.
Dr. Bolling is a pediatrician with Pediatric Associates of Crestview Hills, KY, and Volunteer Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He chairs the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity and the Obesity Task Force for AAP's Kentucky Chapter. Dr. Bolling completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at CCHMC and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has published in the areas of behavioral and primary care pediatrics, and serves as a consultant in matters related to obesity prevention, motivational interviewing, community based participatory research, quality improvement, public policy and practice based research.
Dr. Bolling has been involved in the CCTST in many capacities:
- He co-wrote the original and revised Community Engagement Core sections of the Cincinnati CTSA grant with Monica Mitchell, PhD.
- He helped assemble agencies in the CCTST focus communities of Price Hill, Covington and Avondale.
- He has been active in outreach efforts with several communities, including:
- the LGBT community through work with Lighthouse, Caracole, and the Human Rights Campaign,
- in the Avondale community through work with Gabriel's Place and DoRight
- and in the Northern Kentucky community through work with Action for Healthy Kids, KY State Obesity Taskforce, and Leadership NKY.
- He also helps train local agencies in motivational interviewing, advocacy, early childhood interventions and food insecurity.
Congratulations, Dr. Bolling!
Photo: Christopher Bolling, MD receives the 2017 Community Health Transformation Award from Terresa Adams of the CCTST Community Engagement core.
Read more on the 2017 Community Engagement Spring Speaker Series, June 15-16
2016 Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards Announced
Established to honor excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.
This year's honorees were recognized at the CCTST Community Awards Dinner December 13 at The Transept in Over-the-Rhine. The event included a keynote presentation on toxic stress in children by Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH of Texas Children's Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine.
Community Health Advocate Award: recognizes an individual in the community who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for improving health. The individual’s efforts have advanced health and wellness in children and/or adults in the community.
2016 Awardees are:
- Dominique Love, Community Health Advocate [above left]
- Ellen Berninger, Tevis Foreman, and Tonia Smith, Cincinnati Health Department
- Steve Sunderland, Cancer Justice Network
- Barbara Terry, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati
Academic-Community Research Partnership Award: honors an academic-community partnership that works collaboratively to facilitate innovation in research or quality improvement to impact the health of children, adults and/or communities. 2016 Awardees are:
|Academic Partner||Community Partner|
|UC Department of Family and Community Medicine||Riverview East Health Center|
|The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's||
Cincinnati Health Department
Cincinnati Public Schools
Norwood City Schools
|Mayerson Center at Cincinnati Children's||Beech Acres|
College of Nursing
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Winton Terrace Resident Council
St. Vincent DePaul
Academic-Community Partnership Student Award: recognizes an undergraduate student, graduate/medical student, resident, or fellow who demonstrates commitment, passion and innovation in an academic-community partnership project aimed at improving the health of children, adults and/or communities.
2016 Awardees are:
- Jenny Zhen Duan, PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, UC [above left]
- Angelica Hardee, PhD candidate, Health Promotion & Education, UC
- Taylor Brooks, UC College of Medicine
Practice-Based Research Award: recognizes a community physician or practice working collaboratively with an academic program or institution to improve the health and wellness of their patients by integrating research and best practices in clinical care.
- Joseph Rieman, St. Joseph’s Orphanage
- Crossroad Health Center
- Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group (CARInG)
Congratulations to all of our Awardees!
Questions? Email Stacey Gomes or call (513) 803-0917.
CCTST 2015 Community Health Transformation Award Announced
Joseph Kiesler, MD received the CCTST Community Health Transformation Award November 5 at Cincinnati Museum Center, as part of the fall Community Engagement Speaker Series. The Award honors an individual for excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Dr. Kiesler was honored for his untiring efforts to improve the health of the community through his work with medical students, community organizations, and the homeless. Congratulations, Dr. Kiesler!
CCTST Recognizes Excellence in Community Advocacy, Partnership, and Research at 2014 Annual Dinner
The CCTST recognized organizations and individuals for outstanding leadership in Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research at the CCTST Community Awards Dinner, October 2, 2014 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. These awards were established to honor excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. View the Call for Nominations.
As part of the CCTST Community Engagement Speaker Series, the evening included a keynote address on engaging partners and communiteis in improving child and maternal health by Mario Drummonds, MS, LCSW, MBA, executive director/CEO, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership.
The 2014 award categories and winners are:
CCTST Community Health Advocate Award
This award recognizes individuals in the community who have demonstrated leadership and a passion for improving health and wellness in children and/or adults in the community. 2014 recipients are:
- Chellie McLellan, Executive Director, Financial Opportunity Center, Santa Maria Community Services
- LaVerne Wiley, Program Director, Health Care Access Now
- Steven Rock, Sidestreams Foundation
- Judith Harmony, PhD, Volunteer Community Consultant, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
- Jennifer Chubinski, Director of Community Research, Interact for Health
- Dwight Tillery, JD, CEO/Founder, Center for Closing the Health Gap
CCTST Academic-Community Research Partnership Award
This award honors an academic and community partnership that works collaboratively to facilitate innovation in research or quality improvement to impact the health of children, adults and/or communities. 2014 recipients are:
- “CAP in the Community” partnership of CCHMC and community physicians: Drs. Paul Korn, Marcie Strasser, Camille Graham, Charles Cavallo, Katherine Brady
- Interact for Health (Dr. Pat O’Connor, executive vice president and COO)
- Child HeLP (Elaine Fink)
CCTST Community Leadership Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate student, graduate student, resident, or fellow who demonstrates commitment, passion and innovation in their work on an academic-community partnership project aimed at improving the health of children, adults and/or communities. 2014 recipients are:
- Ryan Imhoff, undergraduate student, UC ROSE (Research, Observation, Service, Education) program
- UC Fit for Life (Taylor Nedrich, student leader)
CCTST Practice-Based Research Award
This award recognizes a community physician or practice who works collaboratively with an academic program or institution to improve the health and wellness of their patients by integrating research and best practices in clinical care. 2014 recipient is:
- Dr. Philip Lichtenstein, Medical Director, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati
More details on our 2014 awardees. Congratulations to all!
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