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2019 COPIC Humanitarian Award Recipient – Dr. Gayle Frazzetta

Mar 11, 2020

The 2019 COPIC Colorado Humanitarian Award is presented annually to honor a physician for volunteer medical services and contributions to his or her community. The award aims to recognize those individuals who unassumingly volunteer outside the spectrum of their day-to-day lives. The 2019 award is presented to Dr. Gayle Frazzetta who has been described as a “crusader for physical education, sports, and health awareness.”

Dr. Frazzetta has been an active participant in the Montrose community over the past 20 years. She is a graduate of the Colorado University Family Practice Residency at Rose Hospital and has helped to orchestrate lasting changes that have improved the Montrose community. 

Dr. Frazzetta created the Physician’s Health and Wellness Committee which served as a medical advisory board for the Montrose School District. This board helped to initiate changes including improving the school lunch program, complying with state nutrition guidelines, improving food access, and implementing a “recess before lunch” program to improve consumption and decrease waste. Additionally, Dr. Frazzetta has played an instrumental role in the school district’s reproductive health education program for fifth graders and ninth graders. Another program Dr. Frazzetta started is the school district’s concussion protocol, now a standard part of the district’s athletic policy. These are just a sampling of ways that Dr. Frazzetta has contributed to the well-being of her community through volunteer work. A dedicated leader, she is well-respected by her colleagues and patients alike.

Dr. Frazzetta has chosen the San Juan Healthcare Foundation to receive the award’s $10,000 donation to support health services in the Montrose schools. 

On March 4th, Dr. Frazzetta was recognized at Colorado’s state capitol, where she was introduced by Representative Marc Catlin on the floor of the House before the Colorado General Assembly for her exceptional volunteerism and recipient of the 2019 COPIC Colorado Humanitarian Award. Congratulations to Dr. Frazzetta!

To learn more about the COPIC Colorado Humanitarian Award, visit our website at https://callcopic.com/about-copic/copic-humanitarian-award.