Professor Joseph Levy (left) has been given a Recognition Award for his work as a committee member with the Toronto Heart Health Partnership, a provincially funded program of the Toronto Board of Health that focuses on the primary prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases using population-based strategies. The program involves a range of community partners comprising public and community health centres, businesses, volunteer organizations and recreation organizations, boards of education and hospitals, all working together for heart health.
Councillor Paula Fletcher, board vice-chair, made the award presentation and expressed thanks and appreciation for the work of the partnership, at a board meeting in February. A professor at York’s School of Health Policy and Management, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies, Levy is also founder and director of the Centre for Wellness Research & Education at York University whose mandate is to initiate research, promotional programs, and services in the health and wellness areas. He has written three books and published more than 60 scientific articles and hundreds of professional and trade articles. See his personal Web site here.