Trilogy's Legislative Partner in Recovery
This award recognizes a leader in public office who actively supports the mission of Trilogy "to support people in their recovery from mental illness by helping them discover and reclaim their capabilities, life direction and well-being" through their legislative or political actions.
2018 Legislative Partner in Recovery
US Representative Danny K. Davis
In the 115th Congress, Congressman Davis serves on the House Ways and Means Committee: Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Human Resources and a member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Trade. Congressman Davis is a member of several Congressional Caucuses including the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, the Urban Caucus, the Community Health Center's Caucus, and the Congressional Sugar Caucus.
Congressman Davis has distinguished himself as an articulate voice for his constituents and as an effective legislator able to move major bills to passage. He has developed a unique and energetic style of communication and interaction with his constituents setting up dozens of advisory task forces to consider significant questions of public policy. He hosts several weekly television and radio shows which feature audience call in and produces regular written reports to every household in the district. In addition, he maintains weekly office hours in the district and is widely sought after as a speaker at district events.
In the 115th Congress Representative Davis is resolutely committed to preserving our democracy, protecting social security, maintaining our nation’s gains in civil and human rights, women’s rights, voting rights, protection of the environment, consumer and labor protections, reducing inequality, and ensuring quality, affordable health care for all, while retaining his focus on issues of job creation, poverty, health care, education, youth and criminal justice reform.
Prior to his election to the Congress he served on the Cook County Board of Commissioners having been elected in November 1990 and reelected in November 1994. Previously, he served for eleven years as a member of the Chicago City Council as Alderman of the 29th Ward.
Before seeking public office Congressman Davis had productive careers as an educator, community organizer, health planner/administrator and civil rights advocate. He has received hundreds of awards and citations for outstanding work in the areas of health, education, human relations, politics and advocacy including six honorary Doctorate Degrees from well known Colleges and Universities. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has spent time in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and in South and Central America.
Born in Parkdale, Arkansas, on September 6, 1941, Congressman Davis moved to the Westside of Chicago in 1961, after having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas A.M. & N. College. He subsequently earned both Masters and Doctorate degrees respectively from Chicago State University and the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Trilogy's Community Partner in Recovery
This award recognizes a community leader who actively supports the mission of Trilogy "to support people in their recovery from mental illness by helping them discover and reclaim their capabilities, life direction and well-being" through their work in the community.
2018 Partner in Recovery
Patrick Corrigan is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Currently, he is principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions. He also heads projects examining integrated care primary and behavioral health care in a health disparities framework. He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of a new journal published by the American Psychological Association, Stigma and Health. Corrigan has authored or edited fifteen books, most recently, The Stigma of Disease and Disability. He also is part of the team that developed the Honest, Open, Proud series of anti-stigma programs.