Dr. Michael Fine, MD 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 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 the overwhelming majority of the municipality’s residents.
In addition, Dr. Fine served in the cabinet of Governor Lincoln Chafee between February 2011 and March 2015 as the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. In that position, Dr. Fine oversaw a broad range of public health programs and services, including 450 public health professionals and a budget of $110 million per year. Dr. Fine’s career as both a family physician and a manager in the healthcare field has been focused on healthcare reform and providing care to the underserved population. Before his confirmation as Director of the Rhode Island Health Department, Dr. Fine was the Medical Program Director at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, which oversees a healthcare unit servicing nearly 20,000 people per year, along with a staff of over 85 physicians, psychiatrists, mental health workers, nurses, and other health professionals. Dr. Fine was also a founder and Managing Director of HealthAccessRI, the United States’ first statewide organization making prepaid, reduced fee-for-service primary care available to people without employer-provided health insurance.