WASHINGTON – On August 14, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) received a 2020 Champion for Healthy Seniors Award from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. The PFCD award, presented by a local group of health care advocates, recognizes outstanding leaders in support of seniors and people with chronic conditions amid COVID-19. The ceremony took place via video conference.

"Senator Coons’ work towards protecting seniors and those with chronic conditions by ensuring access to affordable medications and in-home treatments is especially notable," said PFCD Chairman Ken Thorpe, "and valued in 2020 as our country has faced the COVID-19 pandemic." 

During the video meeting, Coons joined health care advocates including John Gardner, AIDS Delaware; Tim Gibbs, Delaware Academy of Medicine and Delaware Public Health Association; Mary Fenimore, Medical Society of Delaware; Julie Saville, MeadowWood Behavioral Health System; Frank Howard Jr., Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Stacey Barrack, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; and Stacy Thompson, National Advocacy Liaison.

To view the full video, visit https://youtu.be/4_VGcQTjOx4.