PCDC Founders Reception Champions
Meet our 2017 Founders Reception Champions
H. Jack Geiger, MD, MSCi
Dr. Geiger is the Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine, City University of New York Medical School. He has previously served as Professor and Chair of Community Medicine at Tufts University and SUNY-Stonybrook medical schools, and Visiting Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
His professional career has been devoted to the problems of health, poverty, and civil and human rights. In 1965, he initiated the community health center model in the U.S., combining primary care, public health interventions, and community development and empowerment initiatives, and he directed the first two centers, in the Mississippi Delta and urban Boston — the prototypes for what is now a national network providing comprehensive primary care to 24 million low income people. He is a founding member and past president of two organizations awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Physicians for Social Responsibility (1985) and Physicians for Human Rights (1998). He was a founding member and the national program coordinator of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, a co-founder of one of the earliest chapters of CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality) and, over the seven decades beginning in 1942, the initiator of multiple campaigns to end racial segregation and discrimination in hospitals and medical schools. He has also led missions to document war crimes and other human rights violations in South Africa, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Iraq, Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo.
The Co-Founders of RubiconMD
HIV/AIDS Service Providers-turned-FQHCs
We are also proud to be honoring six thriving federally qualified health centers (FQHC) that, in partnership with PCDC, have expanded far beyond their beginnings as HIV/AIDS service organizations.