Computer Health Pioneer Victor Strecher Receives 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Victor Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., today was presented with the 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation honored Strecher for pioneering the development of computer tailored health programs that have transformed the way people learn about and manage their health.

Transforming Public Health Data Systems to Advance Health Equity

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Transforming Public Health Data Systems to Advance Health Equity
United States of America
To provide integrated stewardship, governance and communication in order to transform and modernize public health data systems to better prevent, detect and respond to public health threats and promote equitable community wellbeing.
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PLACES Project

PLACES Project

The PLACES Project is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the CDC Foundation. PLACES will allow counties, places, and local health departments regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assist them in planning public health interventions.

PLACES is an extension of the original 500 Cities Project that provided city and census tract estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive services use for the 500 largest US cities. The PLACES Project provides model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States. Learn more about the PLACES Project.

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PLACES Project
United States of America
To expand the 500 Cities Project to provide high-quality, small-area health data to other geographies in the United States.
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Leheigh Valley Public Health Informatics Fellowship

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Leheigh Valley Public Health Informatics Fellowship
United States of America
To embed a CDC Public Health Informatics Fellow within the Lehigh Valley healthcare system to solve complex public health informatics challenges by linking informatics, population health science and data on social determinants of health.
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Leveraging WHO Rotavirus Surveillance Networks for Diarrheal Pathogens

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Leveraging WHO Rotavirus Surveillance Networks for Diarrheal Pathogens
United States of America
To leverage World Health Organization (WHO) global rotavirus surveillance by using novel technology to achieve a better understanding of the role of enteric pathogens other than rotavirus in childhood diarrhea requiring hospitalization.
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Chris Kochtitzky Memorial Fund

Chris KochtitskyA Memorial Fund honoring Chris Kochtitzky who died May 3, 2020, will focus on building the bridge between urban planning and public health. Chris lived and breathed urban planning and public health—it was his life. This fund will celebrate and continue his tireless work and commitment to this field. Chris knew just how important the built environment was in terms of limiting or enabling a person and a community to lead their collective most healthy life. Chris started at CDC as a presidential management intern in 1992. Over the next 28 years, he worked in a variety of policy and programmatic positions at ATSDR, NCEH, and NCBDDD and NCCDPHP. 

In 2006, he was appointed by former CDC Director Julie Gerberding, MD, to lead the healthy community goal team, where he served until 2009. Chris was also one of the founders of the field of built environment and health at CDC. He published an influential MMWR on the subject in 2006, helped organize CDC’s Built Environment and Health Group in 2008, and was a key contributor to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities in 2015. Most recently, he was a driving force in organizing the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Conference on Active Transportation and Health. His work in this area supported TRB’s decision to create a Committee on Transportation and Health in February, a seminal moment in the field.

Posthumously in June 2020, Chris received the Jonathan E. Fielding Community Guide Champion Award. He was a tireless advocate for The Community Guide and evidence-based decision making. He served as a member of the systematic review team for combined built environment approaches to increase physical activity, also helped disseminate the recommendations to varied audiences, including nontraditional public health partners.

Most importantly, Chris befriended and maintained relationships with so many people inside and outside the agency. He was a generous, caring friend and a tenacious public health professional pursuing his life and work with vigor, charm, wisdom, and intelligence. His death is a major loss for his friends, his field, and for the CDC’s public health work.  

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Chris Kochtitzky Memorial Fund
United States of America
To provide a memorial fund in honor of Chris Kochtitzky’s service to CDC and provide funding for programs that bridge the gap between urban planning and public health.
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Improved Tracking of Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Infectious Disease
United States of America
To improve tracking of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) across community and healthcare settings by developing an innovative process and methods for linking and analyzing data that spans inpatient and community exposures and healthcare utilization in order to identify opportunities for prevention and early recognition.
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