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.

Marc Stern, MD, MPH

For communications that have advanced the field of correctional health care

Dr. Stern, an internist, has had a distinguished career in correctional health care, serving as a practitioner, high-level administrator, researcher and consultant. He has faculty appointments at the Schools of Public Health at both the University of Washington and the University of Albany.

Dr. Stern co-developed and taught for NCCHC’s Medical Director’s Leadership Institute, wrote and taught the Executive Manager in Correctional Healthcare program for the National Institute of Corrections, and contributed to the 2014 editions of NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services.

Dr. Stern is well known for his lectures and workshops, including many at NCCHC educational events. He also serves on conference planning committees for NCCHC and other groups. His byline appears on dozens of published works. He has long served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Correctional Health Care, the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal for Evidence-Based Practice in Correctional Health and others.

"The National Commission and its board of directors applaud Dr. Stern for his focus on quality: evidence-based care, process improvement and optimal outcomes for the patient,” said Deborah Ross, CCHP, NCCHC’s chief executive officer.

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NCCHC Board Chair Dr. Robby Morris (left) with Dr. Marc Stern and NCCHC CEO Deobrah Ross