Jim Frankish receives the Ron Draper Health Promotion Award

The Canadian Public Health Association has honoured Professor Jim Frankish with the Ron Draper Health Promotion Award.

The Ron Draper Health Promotion Award is presented to an individual, group or organization engaged in community work who has made a significant contribution to health promotion by working in the community to: build healthy public policy, create environments that support health, enable community action, enhance personal skills, and/or re-orient health services.

Professor Frankish – Jim – has been deeply committed to and involved in promoting the health of people, especially vulnerable populations, and has been a leader in developing the field of health promotion in Canada. He is an outstanding educator and mentor for students in public health, and an active and prolific researcher who dedicates his spare time to improving his community. Jim practices a philosophy of promoting collaboration among researchers from different fields, partnerships with communities and community organizations, participation of people from vulnerable population groups, and participation of students in community-service learning – all to apply research knowledge to resolve important issues, such as homelessness.

Congratulations Jim. This award is well deserved.