Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner

October 11, 2017 from 6- 9 pm at the Westin Hotel in Washington, DC

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October 11, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm
Westin in 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 2017 offers such unparalleled access to influential, national-level leaders in primary care and health care delivery as the PCPCC’s 2017 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 2017 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 October!


Meet Our 2017 Primary Care Leadership Award Recipients:

Michael Fine, MD

The PCPCC is proud to present Michael Fine, MD with the prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award. For over forty years, Dr. Fine has devoted his career to reforming primary care to better reduce costs, improve access, and help the underserved community. Dr. Fine has been a policy leader, successfully driving primary care and public health collaboration. 

Dr. Fine holds the titles of Health Policy Advisor to Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls, Rhode Island, as well as Senior Population Health and Clinical Services Officer at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care. In addition to these roles, Dr. Fine is also the driving force behind the Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station, which is slated to open in 2018, and will provide all health services, including primary care and population health, for most of the municipality’s residents. He also served in the cabinet of Governor Lincoln Chafee between February 2011 and March 2015 as the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.


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.

Richard Bryce, DO

Richard Bryce, DO, will receive the Advanced Primary Care Practice Award for his exemplary innovative work at the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center’s primary care practice. As a family physician and chief medical officer at CHASS in Southwest Detroit, Dr. Bryce is passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle to his patients. He championed the creation of the CHASS 5k Run/Walk and facilitated the Fresh Prescription Program, in which he and other providers prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables to their patients from the clinic-based farmers market.

The Health Wagon

The PCPCC will present the Health Wagon with the Primary Care Community/Research Leadership Award for their outstanding commitment to ensuring that primary care is foundational to the community. The Health Wagon is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that provides mobile health services to the medically underserved in Southwest Virginia. Mobile Health has over 9,000 active patients that receive comprehensive health care services. In 2000, Health Wagon partnered with the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps to stage a three-day, mega clinic at the Wise County, Virginia, fairgrounds. The event, now held annually, drew thousands of people and has become the largest RAM® clinic in the nation. Health Wagon began offering a second RAM® event in Jonesville, Virginia, in 2014.