Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner

November 8th, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC

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November 8th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Capital Hilton, Washington DC

Don’t miss the premier networking event of the year where we celebrate the accomplishments of primary care champions. At this year’s Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner — immediately following the first day of our Fall Conference — we will recognize two individuals and one organization for their distinguished accomplishments. The Barbara Starfield Award is sponsored by Anthem.

No other gathering in 2018 offers such unparalleled access to influential, national-level leaders in primary care and health care delivery as the PCPCC’s 2018 Fall Conference Awards Dinner. Individual tickets to the Awards Dinner are $200 (not included in conference registration).

Thanks to our generous award dinner sponsors:


Show your support for advanced primary care and those who have made a difference! The 2018 Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner provides the perfect opportunity to feature your company or organization among the most influential leaders in health care transformation.

There are several opportunities for sponsorship at differing levels. For example, we currently have 20 tables available for sponsorship, with prices ranging from $2,000 – $6,000. Please contact Heather Seasholtz — [email protected] or 856-423-7222, ext. 232 — to talk about how you and your organization can take advantage of unique opportunities at the Awards Dinner to highlight your organization and the valuable work you’re doing.

We look forward to seeing you in an exclusive seat at the table this November!


Meet Our 2018 Primary Care Leadership Award Recipients:

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, will receive the prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award. During her career, she has worked tirelessly to transform healthcare delivery through technology, medical education, and community building. Dr. DeSalvo has insisted on improving primary care access in order to reduce inequities and improve health.

Dr. DeSalvo works at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas-Austin in the Divisions of Primary Care and Value-Based Health, with professorships in both the Department of Internal Medicine and in the Department of Population Health. Prior to her position at Dell Medical School, she served in the U.S. government as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016. She was concurrently Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2014 until 2017. Both of these governmental positions were presidential appointments. In addition, she served as the City of New Orleans Health Commissioner from 2011 through 2014.

The PCPCC’s Barbara Starfield Award was established in 2012 to honor the work of Dr. Barbara Starfield, whose distinguished career at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health spanned over five decades, and included seminal research that highlighted the critical role of primary care in driving health system transformation.


Scharmaine Lawson, FNP, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, CEO of Advanced Clinical Consultants, will receive the Primary Care Community/Research Leadership Award for her inspiring work as a nurse practitioner in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Lawson started the first nurse practitioner-owned house call practice in Louisiana in order to improve access to primary care. To further extend the reach of her work, she has written Housecalls 101, a best-selling book, that outlines how to start a successful house call practice. In addition, Dr. Lawson created the book series and accompanying doll, Nola The Nurse®, which introduces young children to the world of advanced practice nursing.


AppleCare Medical Group

AppleCare Medical Group, Part of OptumCare will receive the Advanced Primary Care Practice Award, recognizing the organization’s commitment to team-based care, with a focus on care transition services for post-discharge visits. Over the past year, the clinic has seen a sharp decline in hospital readmission rates due to its post-discharge services. These results are driven by dedicating a post-discharge “patient coach,” a collaborative approach to follow-up visits, and supporting continuous patient and family engagement.