The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Nick Littlefield Award for Excellence in Community Health. Mr. Littlefield served on the Board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation from its establishment in 2001 to his retirement in 2014. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Littlefield never wavered in his commitment to improving health care for underserved populations, and he challenged the Foundation to strive for transformational impact in both the policy research and grant-making areas of our work. He also played a major role in guiding the Foundation’s Roadmap to Coverage initiative, which provided the framework for the discussion, advocacy, and policymaking that eventually led to the passage of health care reform and near universal coverage in Massachusetts.
The Nick Littlefield Award for Excellence in Community Health is intended to honor Mr. Littlefield’s lifelong dedication to public health policy and will recognize an organization making extraordinary contributions to children’s health through a one-time $50,000 award in the spring of 2016. The 2016 award will focus on health care providers and community-based organizations that serve children under the age of 18.
Applications are due no later than Friday, January 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Please click here for the guidelines.
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