The Fries Prize for Improving Health
This prize is for major accomplishments in health improvement, unrestricted
as to field, with emphasis upon recent contributions to health in
the United States, and with the general criteria of the greatest good
for the greatest number. It is intended for that individual
who has done the most to improve health, as judged by an
expert and prestigious Selection Jury. It is awarded for achievement,
rather than potential. The Prize could be awarded to an educator,
a scientist, a program inventor, an activist, a public figure, a private
citizen, or any other person who has made a significant contribution
to improvement of the public health.
Prize is intended to celebrate important work and to:
and showcase the factors and approaches that most
improve the public health.
- Heighten the
visiblity of successsful ideas, programs, innovations,
and policies that have improved health.
others to emulate the accomplishments of the Prize
nominees and recipients.
The Prize amount is $60,000.00
The Prize Statue
The Prize is an original bronze statue "Celebration" created by famed sculptor Robert Holmes for the Foundation and cast again as an additional original edition for each recipient using the "lost wax" method.
The year 2014 Fries Prize was awarded in Fall 2014 at the CDC
on October 6-7, 2014.