Public Heath Recognition Award

Started by the Delaware Academy of Medicine in 2010, the Executive Director’s Public Health Recognition Award is given to a Delaware nonprofit organization who has shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the improvement of our community.

The 2018 recipient of the Executive Director’s Public Health Recognition Award is

William J. Holloway Community Program and
Arlene Bincsik, RN

The William J. Holloway Community Program (previously the Christiana Care HIV program) is a trusted community partner, working closely with the Delaware Division of Public Health, the Delaware HIV Consortium, Westside Family Health, Brandywine Counseling, Beautiful Gate Outreach Center and other organizations to provide comprehensive care that routinely exceeds national benchmarks. The long-running HIV program continues to expand its mission to care for people with HIV and hepatitis C, leveraging partnerships and educating the community about prevention. It is the only site in Delaware designated as a Ryan White center, part of a federal program for receiving and distributing antiretroviral medications that help people with HIV to manage their disease. The program often is the sole source of treatment for patients without insurance.

Previous recipients of the Public Health Recognition Award

2010:     The Heart Truth Delaware

2011:     Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

2012:     Immunization Coalition of Delaware

2013:     St. Michael’s School and Nursery

2014:     Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 83, Gold Star Program

2015:     Gift of Life Donor Program

2016: The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware 2009-2017

2017: The American Lung Association

2018: Jewish Family Services of Delaware