ACPHS President Greg Dewey was honored by Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region as one of its 2019 Community Champions; the award was presented at the organization’s annual gala celebration held at the New York State Museum.
President Dewey was specifically recognized for “his visionary innovation in neighborhood-based healthcare delivery and The Collaboratory partnership.” The Collaboratory is a community health initiative launched by the College in partnership with Trinity Alliance that provides social and health services for members of Albany’s medically underserved communities.
In presenting the award to Dr. Dewey, Sara Adams of Trinity Alliance said:
"Dr. Dewey believes that future pharmacists and public health practitioners have a growing role to play in the health care system. He also believes in the rich experience afforded to students by community level learning and practice. ACPHS's South End Collaboratory includes teams of Trinity Alliance Community Health Workers, a Public Health Pharmacy Team, and ACPHS students and faculty who work together to promote health literacy, medication education and adherence, access to health insurance, and primary care. Team members also work to alleviate barriers to care and help ensure positive health outcomes for all. And in the process, ACPHS students learn to be more effective practitioners of their crafts."
The Community Champion Award is the fourth honor Dr. Dewey has received in recent years from local community organizations. In 2017, he received the HHC Innovator Award from Hometown Health Centers; he was also honored that same year by AVillage ..., Inc. with their Celebration of Progress Award. In 2018, he received the Third Age Award in Education from Senior Services of Albany.
The evening’s two other award recipients were Lisa Good of Urban Grief and Dr. Howard Snyder of Albany Medical Center. Each of the three awardees were acknowledged for "stepping up to make the Capital Region a true community for all, providing us with a better place to live, work and play."