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There is no greater honor than to be recognized by one’s peers. To that end, the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) holds the honor of recognizing individuals and agencies that have demonstrated leadership, and/or have made significant contributions to the public health sector in our state.


C.-E.A. Winslow Award

The 2019 C.-E.A. Winslow Award winner is Martha Page!  Martha is the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System.  She has shown dedication, passion, and creativity towards increasing access to healthy food, and her innovative work has inspired all age groups, from children to students to adults.  Her programs have allowed countless people access to tens of thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables that would be otherwise unavailable. 

Ira V. Hiscock Award

The 2019 Ira V. Hiscock Award winner is Mark Jenkins!  Mark is the founder and CEO of the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition.  He has delivered innovative prevention/interventions to the most vulnerable members of central Connecticut communities and has worked in some of the most troubled neighborhoods in the state.  His experiences have afforded him a unique perspective of the history of drug trends, the dynamics of associated risks, and effective public health responses.

Charles G. Huntington III Award

The 2019 Charles G. Huntington III Award winner is Dr. Charles Atkins!  Charles is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer for the Community Mental Health Alliance.  He has been a tireless crusader for use of evidence-based approaches to treatment and recovery, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, integrated trauma work, wellness, peer supports, community and family-based strategies.

Michael J. Perlin Student Award

The 2019 Michael J. Perlin Student Award winner is Gabrielle Diaz!  Gabrielle is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health Program (MPH) at Sacred Heart University (SHU).  She has helped implement and evaluate a Vaping Awareness Campaign on SHU’s campus, is a President of the SHU MPH Student Association, and is an author on a peer-reviewed publication and several conference presentations.  She has also vigorously advocated for the Tobacco 21 law at the city and state level.

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