2010 Powermeter: Award from El Planeta
El Planeta, the largest Hispanic newspaper in Massachusetts, named Dr. Betancourt of the Disparities Solutions Center one of the Most Influential Individuals in the Massachusetts Hispanic Community. Dr. Betancourt has been on the Powermeter since its inception in 2005. Recipients were selected based on their achievements and contributions through their work and fields to the advancement of the Hispanic community in Massachusetts in 2010.
2008 Harold Amos Diversity Award: Awarded by Harvard Medical School
On Wednesday, March 11th, Dr. Alexander Green, Associate Director of the Disparities Solutions Center, received the Harold Amos Diversity Award in recognition of his significant achievements in moving Harvard Medical School toward being a diverse and inclusive community. This award was established to recognize Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty who demonstrate a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond their role and/or responsibilities.
2008 PowerMeter: Award from El Planeta
El Planeta, the largest Hispanic newspaper in Massachusetts, named Dr. Betancourt of the Disparities Solutions Center one of the Most Influential Individuals in the Massachusetts Hispanic community.
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
Awarded by The Harvard Medical School Graduating Class of 2008
Presented to Dr. Joseph Betancourt, Director of the Disparities Solutions Center, on Thursday June 5th in recognition of his outstanding contributions.
2008 Program of Excellence Award- Chelsea Diabetes Program
Awarded by the Diabetes Coalition of Massachusetts
The Chelsea Diabetes Program, a collaborative effort among the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC), MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center, Massachusetts General Physician Organization (MGPO), and Center for Community Health Improvement, received a 2008 Program of Excellence award from the Diabetes Coalition of Massachusetts (DCOM) at their spring statewide meeting. The Chelsea Diabetes Program, which aims to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes by using a bilingual coach, one-on-one visits with a bilingual nurse educator, and bilingual group education sessions, was honored by the Coalition as a model program. The Program of Excellence award is given to organizations with innovative and multidisciplinary initiatives that contribute significantly to the field of diabetes prevention, education, or management.
For more information on the Diabetes Coalition of Massachusetts, click here.
For more information on the Chelsea Diabetes Quality Improvement Program, click here.
2008 Corporate Leadership Award
Awarded by The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
The Corporate Leadership Awards are presented to leading organizations that maintain a strong and supportive relationship with the Urban League with the common goals of encouraging economoic and community development through employment, supporting families and protecting civil rights. This honor recognizes MGH's work with the Urban League to address health care disparities in the Boston area as well as its commitment to hiring a diverse workforce. The award was accepted by MGH President, Peter L. Slavin, MD, at the organization's 16th annual awards gala on April 5th.
2008 Community Leader Award
Awarded by Health Care for All
These awards honor leaders make a difference in improving health and health care in their communities through outstanding advocacy, organizing and other means. The Disparities Solutions Center was honored for providing essential research, education, and training for the movement for health care equity and for the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. Other recipients include: Lisa Vinikoor - Community Organizer for the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, for her tireless advocacy and organizing, constantly traveling the state to help individuals and families gain a voice in the health care system and Lisa Nash- an invaluable and courageous leader in the Consumer Health Quality Council.The awards were presented at this year’s Policy and Organizing Conference, which took place on March 28th at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough.