About the Fries Foundation
The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation is a nonprofit corporation
incorporated in 1991.
The mission of the Foundation is to identify and honor individuals,
organizations, or institutions which have made great contributions
to the health of the public.
The Foundation seeks to reward accomplishment rather than promise,
practicality rather than theory.
Both the Fries Prize for Improving Health and
the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award are
awarded for outstanding achievements as determined by the Selection
Jury, and are conferred yearly.