Congratulations to one of our taskforce members, Sonita Morin Abrahams, the executive director of RISE Life Management Services. She has been awarded the Order of Distinction by the government of Jamaica on Heroes Day last Monday for 30 years of service to Jamaica’s most vulnerable population. RISE includes the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders; community-based health and education interventions, such as violence, drug, and HIV/AIDS prevention, programs for at-risk youth and family members; remedial educational programs; life skills training, parenting programs, social and health related services and HEART/NTA accredited vocational skills training. These interventions take place in some of Kingston’s most volatile inner-city communities.