CCHD Faculty and Staff to be Recognized at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

garney175oryWith the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting coming up in November, selected awardees are receiving exciting news from the Association. CCHD faculty member, Dr. Marcia Ory and staff member, Ms. Whitney Garney, are among the few that have been selected for recognition at this year’s meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Ory, CCHD Core Faculty member and Regents Professor in the Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences department, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Aging and Public Health Section. Please visit the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s website for the full article on Dr. Ory’s award.

CCHD’s Research and Evaluation Associate, Ms. Whitney Garney, will be awarded with the best doctoral student research abstract by the Community Health Planning and Policy Development section of the American Public Health Association. Her abstract entitled “Using Community Health Workers to Increase Awareness about the Affordable Care Act in a Rural Community” highlighted the Affordable Healthcare Act awareness campaign in Madison County, which utilized Community Health Workers to assist residents in enrolling in health insurance.

Congratulations to both Dr. Ory and Ms. Garney!