V-BID Center Director, A. Mark Fendrick, MD, and Executive Director of the National Forum, John Clymer

The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention annually recognizes individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions to heart disease and stroke prevention by effecting policy change on a national, state, or local level.

The V-BID Center was recently honored with the 2017 National Forum Public Policy Award for “advancing value-based care and prevention through legislation and executive policy making.  The Center’s development of policy proposals and persistence in educating policy makers has led to action by both Congress and the Administration, resulting in more people benefiting from high-value health care.”  

Previous recipients of the award include Partnership for Prevention,  Claudia Louis of the American Heart Association, and Senator Tom Harkin.