Beyond Health Awards.

The presentation of the Beyond Health Awards will be a part of the Gala program. The school awards its highest honor, the Beyond Health Award to individuals who have made a lasting contribution to creating the conditions that make populations healthy so that all can live full lives.  We award a Beyond Health Award to those who have made a contribution through creating new knowledge, through helping us learn about the causes of health in a new way, and who have made a difference through their work and lives. This year we have two outstanding Beyond Health Awardees.


Janice_CooperJanice Cooper, Carter Center Mental Health lead for Liberia, is the Carter Center lead on mental health in Africa. As a result of her work, Liberia is on course to reach its goal of expanding access to mental health care to 70 percent of the population.

Larry-KesslerLarry Kessler is the Founding Director of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, an agency that has served more than half of all people diagnosed with AIDS in Massachusetts; educated generations about the disease; and secured progressive city, state, and federal AIDS policy.