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Medicine Monday: Richard O’reilly, Md

  For over 40 years, Dr. Richard J. O’Reilly has been in the business of saving children’s lives. A long-time leader in the fight against childhood cancer, Dr. O’Reilly has served as the Claire Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) since 2001. In this role, Dr. O’Reilly conducts clinical and laboratory … Continued

Changemakers: Common Justice

In our seventh edition of Changemakers, we’re highlighting Common Justice, a New York nonprofit that operates alternative-to-incarceration and victim service programs. Read below to learn how Common Justice translates its vision into innovation and impact. Common Justice… Envisions a world where accountability, dignity and healing are central to justice, and the system is shaped by … Continued

Medicine Monday: Leonard Tow Humanism In Medicine Award

Dr. Arnold P. Gold believed that truly great doctors care just as much about their patients as they care for them. A world-renowned pediatric neurologist, Dr. Gold defined this compassionate medical philosophy as “humanism in healthcare” and led the movement to make it an essential part of medicine. Today, Dr. Gold’s legacy lives on through … Continued

Changemakers: Sparkaction

It’s time for another Changemakers! Today we’re featuring SparkAction, a storytelling collective and advocacy platform with a focus on youth justice. Read below to learn how SparkAction translates its vision into innovation and impact. SparkAction… Envisions an equitable future for rising generations. Because it believes young people are the leaders of today, not just tomorrow. … Continued

Medicine Monday: Clifford Beers And Mental Health

This week’s edition of Medicine Monday focuses on a different kind of health: mental health. For over 100 years, the Clifford Beers clinic in New Haven has served the holistic mental health needs of Connecticut children and families. In the early 20th century, mental illness was treated almost exclusively through long-stay psychiatric hospitals. Although modern … Continued

Changemakers: Family Reentry

Next up in our Changemakers series is Family ReEntry, a Connecticut nonprofit committed to breaking the cycle of incarceration. Read below to learn how Family ReEntry translates its vision into innovation and impact. Family ReEntry… Envisions strong communities free from violence and crime, where resilient individuals and families are able to thrive and grow. Because … Continued

Medicine Monday: Arthritis Research And Care

“Arthritis” is not a single disease; it is a shorthand way of referring to over 100 different diseases and conditions related to joint pain. According to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one in three U.S. adults suffer from some form of arthritis. Because it often goes undiagnosed, many believe this figure to be even higher. … Continued

Changemakers: Connecticut Legal Services

Changemakers is The Tow Foundation’s new digital series on the vision, innovation and impact of our grantee partners. Our fourth edition is dedicated to Connecticut Legal Services (CLS), the state’s largest not for profit law firm. Connecticut Legal Services… Envisions a state where every person is heard, is treated fairly, has their basic needs met … Continued

Medicine Monday: Mass Incarceration And Public Health

Today marks the first day of Black History Month and the fifth edition of Medicine Monday. In this week’s profile, we are highlighting an initiative that sits squarely at the intersection of public health, mass incarceration and race: The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) Public Health Program. Although the deliberate imprisonment of Black Americans and other … Continued

Changemakers: Public Allies Connecticut

  We’re back with another edition of Changemakers, a new online series dedicated to vision, innovation and impact. This week’s profile is on Public Allies Connecticut, an organization committed to developing the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Public Allies Connecticut… Envisions a just and equitable society with diverse leadership to sustain it. Because it believes … Continued