Peg Thorman Hartig, PhD, APN-BC, FAANP, professor in the UTHSC College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Renee S. Frazier Advocacy and Community Service Award from the Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) during its 10th annual meeting recently. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Hartig’s personal and professional dedication and selfless commitment to health equity in the Mid-South. She is the first person to receive this award.
The Common Table Health Alliance, which began in 2003, is a community-based, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit, regional health care improvement collaborative serving 1.3 million people in the Greater Memphis metropolitan area. CTHA engages community partners, including organizations, coalitions, schools, churches, government agencies, and individuals, who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our region.
Dr. Hartig, who has been with UTHSC since 1987, has been involved with CTHA since its inception. She has held several roles in the organization from committee member to chair of the board. She is currently the principal investigator for the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium.
“We have built a brand as a neutral and unique organization by gathering people around a “common table” and creating conversations that generate regional change,” said Dr. Hartig. “Our approach is to galvanize the collective strength of the community to achieve the greater good.”