Joe Hollendoner, the founding director of Howard Brown Health Center's Broadway Youth Center, has been named one of 10 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award.
The award, which Hollendoner received Aug. 12 in New York City, honors individuals who have overcome significant obstacles to tackle health and healthcare problems facing their communities.
In a statement, Hollendonerwho was recently named Howard Brown Health Center's chief program officersaid that the greatest challenge is the increasing number of homeless youth, with LGBT people making up about 40 percent of that population.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established the Community Health Leaders Award; now, there are 183 outstanding community health leaders from almost all of the states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.communityhealthleaders.org .