Right Care Initiative Awards

Each year, the Right Care Initiative Awards are given to leaders and innovators among the health field and to California health plans and medical groups who meet clinical performance standards for controlling blood pressure, blood sugar, and/or cholesterol. Launched in 2008, RCI is a public-private colloborative effort focused on preventing premature disability and death from heart attacks, strokes, and diabetic complications.


10th Annual Leadership Summit: Leaders & Innovators (Video)

  • Warren Barnes, JD, M.Div., Chief Lawyer, State of California Department of Managed Health Care, retired; Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church- Right Care Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Jose Alberto Arevalo, MD, Co-founder Capital Region University of Best Practices & Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Independent Practice Association; Community Leadership Award
  • LaVonna Blair Lewis, PhD, MPH – Cardiovascular Public Policy Champion
  • Jim Dudl, MD, High Impact Care Innovation Award – ALL Medication Bundle
  • Elizabeth Helms, Patient Care Activist
  • Jeff Klingman, MD, Innovation Award- Stroke Care Redesign
  • Arnold Milstein, MD, Visionary Award- Stroke 20 Minute Door to Needle Time
  • Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA, Leadership Award Stroke Care Improvement

-Health Plan and Medical Group Awardees can be found on program here

“Right Care dovetails precisely with our health care initiatives working to better coordinate health care while achieving good outcomes” -California Health and Human Services Secretary, Diana Dooley

“Better managing chronic conditions brings great benefit to us all through reduced health care costs, healthier communities, and better quality of life. Today’s award winners exemplify how health plans and medical groups can make meaningful strides toward improving the health of out state” -Director of the Department of Managed Healthcare, Shelley Rouillard