2016 Champions of Health Honorees
The First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama for childhood obesity prevention and her Let’s Move Campaign.
Louis Sullivan, MD Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, and Founding President of Morehouse School of Medicine.
Thomas Dortch, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority for keeping Grady Hospital in the black and for his priority on the prevention of diseases.
Tabia Akintobi, DrPH, Morehouse School of Medicine, Director of the only Prevention Research Center in Georgia.
David Williams,MD Founder and CEO of Southside Medical Centers now providing affordable healthcare with 11 centers throughout Georgia.
Clifford & Freddie Harris, for Founding and Co-Directing the Drug Alternative Program and TV show “Drugs Close to Home.”
Timothy Jennings, MD, President, Southern Psychiatric Association and Mental Health Author of the God-shaped Brain and Could it be this Simple?
Sharon Jenkins Tucker, MA, Executive Director and Founder, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, for training mental health peer counselors.
Robert Robinson, DrPH retired form the Centers for Disease Control, for creating the Pathways to Health Smoking Cessation program for African-Americans.
James Bennett, MD, Founder, Community Health and Men’s Promotion Summit (CHAMPS) emphasizing men’s health in the community.
Roger and Kathy Hernandez for developing and implementing Compassion 100K providing health programs via the faith community.