Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes Eight Emerging Leaders at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum
WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (March 23, 2015) – Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy in the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University honors young professionals currently working in the field of community health. Community health centers and primary care associations nominate bright, dedicated, young professionals nationally, who exemplify the mission and vision of Drs. H. Jack Geiger and Count Gibson, pioneers of the community health movement. This year is an especially important year because it marks the 50th Anniversary of the health center movement in America.
From a pool of nineteen very strong candidates, eight winners were selected by a committee of senior health center leaders to receive the 2015 Emerging Leader designation. Award recipients were recognized at the annual meeting of the National Association of Community Health Centers on March 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.
“The Emerging Leaders Award is one of the Geiger Gibson Program’s most important annual activities and one that recognizes a few talented and dedicated young men and women serving on the front lines,” said Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and founder of the Geiger Gibson Program at the Milken Institute SPH. “This year’s winners represent the next generation of leaders in the community health center movement.”
Feygele Jacobs, president and CEO of the RCHN Community Health Foundation, whose ongoing gift supports the activities of the Geiger Gibson Program, added, “The policy and program advocates, clinicians, health educators, and clinic administrators recognized this year as Emerging Leaders represent the future of community health centers. We are delighted to recognize their achievements as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the health center movement, and look forward to working with them now and in the future.”