Janine Jurkowski Receives the Tom Bruce Award of Honor

Janine Jurkowski, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health, was awarded the Tom Bruce Award of Honor by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus (CBPH), which is affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA). The Tom Bruce Award is presented at the annual APHA meeting in recognition of an individual’s leadership in community-based public health and recognizes “an individual who has made a significant contribution to the CBPH Caucus and the CBPH Movement.” The award was presented at the APHA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on October 30, 2012.

Dr. Jurkowski’s work within in the Caucus and her research approach earned her this award. Her most recent project, Communities for Healthy Living (CHL), a Community-Based, Participatory Research (CBPR) intervention research project engages low-income parents of Head Start children as experts and decision makers throughout the research process. This grant was funded under ARRA and supported by a grant from NIH. The CHL project was the lead program and one of the three programs supporting the University at Albany being named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Recognition to the honor roll results from efforts that address community issues and involve extensive student engagement. Click here to read more about the University’s Honor Roll recognition.

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