UNTHSC honors Fort Worth public health champion


Published: May 2, 2018

 
By Sally Crocker

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Mayor Betsy Price has been a tireless advocate for improving the health and well-being of Fort Worth residents, from backing the Blue Zones and FitWorth initiatives for a healthier community, to supporting a Smoke-Free Fort Worth and leading the charge for safe neighborhoods, bike sharing, safe roads, physical activity, children’s literacy and an engaged public.

Betsy Price Presentation 5To recognize her many contributions to the community, UNT Health Science Center’s Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health has awarded Mayor Price with honorary membership.

“Honorary membership is presented to individuals who have made exceptional strides in public health,” said Dr. Dennis Thombs, UNTHSC School of Public Health Dean.  “Each year, we name certain students, faculty, alumni and select community members to this national honor society, to recognize the merit of their work and encourage further excellence and commitment in public health.”

Mayor Price was recognized at the May 1, 2018, Fort Worth City Council meeting by Dr. Thombs; Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer, UNTHSC Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity; and Dr. Witold Migala, Associate Professor and President of the Delta Omega Alpha Sigma Chapter.

“UNT Health Science Center has been pleased to work in partnership with Mayor Price and local leaders on a number of healthy-community programs over the years, and we look forward to continuing our association,” Dr. Thombs said. “Our goals are the same, based on a desire to help our community thrive through improved quality of life for all.”