Former Director of Health, Physician and Community Activist, Michael Fine, MD, is honored with the Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award.

October 11, 2017 – Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) honors Michael Fine, MD, with the prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award. The award will be presented during the evening of its Annual Conference at the PCPCC’s Annual Awards Dinner on October 11, 2017.

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 (BVCHC). 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 most of the municipality’s residents. Fine is the co-author of, “The Nature of Health,” and a new book, “Healthcare Revolt,” slated to be released in 2018.

“We are elated to recognize Dr. Fine,” said PCPCC’s President and CEO, Ann Greiner. “As a family physician, community organizer, and advocate, Dr. Fine has devoted his career to reforming primary care to better reduce costs, improve access, and help the underserved community. He has also been a policy leader, successfully driving primary care and public health collaboration.”

“There is no greater honor than to receive the Barbara Starfield Award,” said Dr. Fine. “Dr. Starfield’s lifetime of research and advocacy helped me understand the important relationship between health equity and democracy as well as the reason that primary care must be at the center of a health care system.”