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F. Edwards Rushton Award

Award Description

The F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award recognizes an outstanding CATCH grantee
whose CATCH project has developed over time and expanded beyond its original
goals to positively impact child health.

Named in honor of Francis Edwards Rushton, Sr, MD, FAAP, this award honors pediatricians who have advanced the medical home and children’s access to healthcare and other needed services through a CATCH project.

2015 Award Winner
Joan Jeung, MD, FAAP

Joan Jeung
Joan Jeung, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician and a Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University. At Asian Health Services, a federally qualified community health center serving mostly Asian immigrants/refugees, she has championed health care access for emerging Asian Pacific Islander communities. Starting with a CATCH grant-funded needs assessment of Burmese and Bhutanese refugees, she established programs to provide primary care access, care coordination and parent education/support groups for emerging refugee and immigrant communities. Dr. Jeung serves on the project advisory committee for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.

2014 Award Winner
Tom Faber, MD, MPH, FAAP

2013 Award Winner
Marsha Raulerson, MD, FAAP

Past Nominees
Phyllis Agran, MD, MPH, FAAP
Kelli Hodges, MD, FAAP
Michelle Huddleston, MD
Milan Edward Ivancic, MD FAAP
Cynthia Mears, DO, FAAP
Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH, FAAP
I. Leslie Rubin MD, FAAP
Kacie Lummen Sims, MD, FAAP
Carole Stipelman, MD, MPH, FAAP
David T Tayloe, Jr., MD, FAAP
Jeannie Visootsak, MD, FAAP
Beth Volin, MD, FAAP


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