YSN Associate Professor Alison Moriarty Daley was recently honored with a Seton Elm-Ivy Award in a ceremony presided over by Yale University President Richard C. Levin and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano. In all, 13 individuals and one organization were honored at the ceremony at Yale's Woolsey Hall on April 13.
The Elm-Ivy Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have enhanced the many partnerships and collaborative endeavors between the university and its host city. Each year, a few of the outstanding efforts that sustain and enrich the “town–gown” relationship are recognized through these awards.
Elm Awards are given to members of the New Haven community, and Ivy Awards are given to Yale faculty, staff and students. The awards are so named for the stately elms that lined New Haven’s streets and earned it the name “Elm City” and for Yale’s membership in the Ivy League.
Below is the citation read on behalf of Moriarty Daley:
Ms. Alison Moriarty Daley
Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing
Alison Moriarty Daley has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in adolescent health care since completing her master’s degree from the Yale School of Nursing in 1994. Since that time, she has made myriad contributions to the youth of New Haven.
In 1999, she developed and implemented a primary care clinic with the Hill Regional Career High School. There, and in her practice at the Adolescent Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Alison provides friendly health care for many of New Haven’s teenagers. As a teacher, she is helping train the next generation of care-givers, supervising hundreds of nurse practitioner students over the years.
Alison is a tireless advocate for adolescents and for making comprehensive health care services available to underserved teens through school-based health centers. She was tapped by Mayor DeStefano to co-chair his Task Force on Teen Pregnancy Prevention and has worked with community-based organizations like Planned Parenthood of Connecticut. In addition, she developed new programs to help urban youth avoid or stop smoking and she developed and conducts the first school-based program for grieving youth.