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Primary Care Leadership Award

The Connecticut Center for Primary Care believes exemplary skills should be recognized and awarded.  And as part of our Summit Celebration, the CCPC is proud to acknowledge individuals and teams who not only possess exceptional leadership qualities but understand how to put them into practice.

The 2017 Primary Care Leadership Awards will be presented at the 10th Annual Primary Care Summit on November 15th, 2017 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.

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Recipients 2016

Morris Papernik Primary Care Leadership Award

Morris Papernik, MD

Dr. Morris Papernik, of ProHealth Physicians of Glastonbury, is an outstanding clinician and teacher who has been recognized for outstanding teaching and mentorship by other organizations around the country.

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Urban Service Track Primary Care Leadership Award

University of Connecticut Urban Health Scholars

Lisa Fredrickson, DSII (UConn School of Dental Medicine)

Maame A. Obeng, NS4 (UConn School of Nursing)

Roshni Patel, MSII (UConn School of Medicine)

During their internship, this Urban Service Track (UST) team showed amazing fortitude to describe the barriers that exist between primary care clinicians and community—based programs when addressing patients social determinants of health. The Social Determinants of Health (SDH) project identified a real need to provide training and support for current health professions students engaged in UST to provide them with a framework and resources for addressing social determinants of health in underserved communities.

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Nancy Yedlin Primary Care Leadership Award

Nancy Yedlin, MPH

Nancy Yedlin, MPH, Vice President of The Donaghue Foundation and founding Chair of the Connecticut Choosing Wisely® Collaborative (CCWC) exemplifies the criteria for the award in each of the major domains – quality improvement, patient safety, mentoring, team medicine and advocacy in the primary care setting.

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Margaret Flinter Primary Care Leadership Award

Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD

Margaret Flinter has been a stand out leader in primary care and in healthcare in our state for decades. From the time of her nursing training at Yale to the present day leading the Community Health Center and the Weitzman Center, Margaret has been and continues to be a true force of nature – moving forward on a myriad of fronts to reshape the healthcare landscape in Connecticut.

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Middlesex Family Medicine Residency Program

For over forty years the Middlesex Family Medicine Program has been training residents in Family Medicine in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding in 1973 when the specialty of Family Medicine first came into being, they have devoted themselves to the idea that physicians with broad-based skills are best equipped to provide health care centered on people and on the humanistic values that lie at the core of medicine. During this time, they have trained well over three hundred family physicians.

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