Sen. Miller honored by R.I. Health Center Association
STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Health Center Association this week honored Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller with its John H. Chafee Healthcare Leadership Award.
The award is given to an individual, group, or organization whose work embodies the spirit of the late Senator John H. Chafee, demonstrating his commitment to strengthening the healthcare safety net and providing true justice and equity in health care for all.
“As chairman and member of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Senator Miller has been a consistent leader in the fight to reform the health care system in our state. A long-time advocate for access to affordable and quality health care for all Rhode Islanders, his presence has helped to shape innovative health care legislation. He is a true leader in mental health care parity, advancing substance abuse treatment, and recognizing adverse conditions that impact health. We are fortunate also to have a legislator who understands the valuable role of community health centers serve in providing access to medical, behavioral and dental care in Rhode Island,” said Jane Hayward, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Health Center Association.
The association presented the award at its annual meeting, held Monday at the Providence Marriott, when it also released its annual report.
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903