BPHC logo4th annual awards celebrate organizations that promote access, quality, and affordability in primary care

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission are inviting Boston-based businesses, health care institutions, and community organizations that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in promoting primary care to apply for the 2013 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care.  Now in its fourth year, the prize recognizes organizations that positively impact the delivery of primary care to people in Boston in three different categories: health care settings, the workplace, and community-based settings.

“Over the past three years, we’ve celebrated some of the best and brightest leaders from Boston’s world-class health care sector,” Mayor Menino said.  “From large providers to community-based organizations, primary care in our city is constantly evolving, and I look forward to highlighting the latest innovations for all to see.”

Forward-thinking organizations that elevate the role of primary care and improve the health of Boston’s residents are encouraged to apply for the awards.  Award winners and finalists will receive a $1,000 prize and an opportunity to showcase their work to some of the city’s most prominent health care leaders during the awards ceremony, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19.  Previous winners have been recognized for developing successful multi-sector partnerships to improve the delivery of primary care, customized solutions to meet the health needs of vulnerable populations, and efforts to reduce health inequities in Boston.

All application materials are due Monday, July 15 by 5 p.m.  Completed applications should be emailed to Jeanne Lin at jlin@bphc.org.

“We’re a diverse city, and having a health care system that understands and meets the unique needs of our residents is one of our greatest strengths,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission said. “We’re excited to honor a new wave of progressive thinkers that are helping to move primary care forward.”

To learn more about the 2013 Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care and to read about previous winners, visit http://www.bphc.org/Pages/MayoralPrize2013.aspx.