Georgians for a Healthy Future honored Sylvia Caley, co-founder of HeLP and clinical professor emerita at Georgia State Law, with the Linda Smith Lowe Health Advocacy Award at the 2018 Consumer Health Impact Awards in September. GHF works to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians. Several HeLP colleagues and graduates attended the ceremony, and Caley accepted her award in absentia.
Named for Lowe, a fierce advocate for health equity in Georgia, the award is given each year to an advocate whose work advances access to quality, affordable health care in Georgia. Caley was recognized for her directorship of HeLP, as well as for developing and teaching Health Legislation and Advocacy, a year-long course where law students work with community partners to develop legal responses to health-related issues affecting the community.