B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication


This award pays tribute to innovative, well-executed communications that have had a positive impact on the field of correctional health care, or to individuals for bodies of work. The award is named after NCCHC’s cofounder and first vice president.

John R. Miles, MPAJohn Miles

For advancing the field of correctional health care through his stewardship of NCCHC's professional journal

In a career spanning almost four decades, John Miles, MPA, has communicated his deep understanding of public health, correctional health and the ways the two intersect with readers, students, health care practitioners, government agencies and private-sector clients. As a writer, editor, educator, administrator and consultant, he has generously shared his expertise and knowledge. Experienced in multiple dimensions of public health program planning, implementation, administration, management and evaluation at the local, state and federal levels, he is an invaluable asset to the Journal of Correctional Health Care.

For almost 15 years, Mr. Miles has served at the helm of the Journal, now widely recognized as the premier academic publication in the field. As editor, he has provided invaluable insight and experience. He oversaw the transition of the Journal from a self-published, twice-yearly publication into a quarterly journal on par with the most respected peer-reviewed journals, bringing added legitimacy and scholarship to the field.

Mr. Miles was a key player in NCCHC’s Health Status of Soon-to-Be-Released Inmates report, a seminal national research project that provided Congress with policy recommendations on correctional health, public health and inmate reentry. He also served as managing editor of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Correctional Health and the Community.

After several years working on HIV/AIDS and other STDs for the New York City Department of Health, Mr. Miles joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he served as a public health advisor for the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention. He retired from the CDC after 34 years of service.

Currently, Mr. Miles provides extensive consultation in the area of correctional health through his role as executive vice president of Carter Consulting, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, which provides management and technical support services to federal, state and local government and private sector health agencies. He is the author of numerous government reports that have shaped public health policy, and textbook chapters that have inspired the field of correctional health care.