NACHC Honors Bruce Gray with Migrant Service Award
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Bruce Gray

In May 2015, NWRPCA CEO Bruce Gray was honored by the National Association of Community Health Centers with the Outstanding Migrant Health Public Service Award.


NACHC Speaker of the House Jim Luisi offered these comments and more as he made the presentation:

Bruce’s work at Northwest Regional Primary Care Association caps two decades as part of the Migrant/Community Health Movement. For the past ten years he has provided strategic leadership at the helm of the northwest/regional PCA, strengthening the capacity of health centers to meet increasing health needs in the far regions of Region X, and ensuring health centers are equipped with workforce and business/management expertise in a changing healthcare environment.


Specifically Bruce has partnered with the University of Washington to design the Northwest Community Health Leadership Institute; led his staff in the development of the Education Health Center Initiative, which now contracts with George Washington University to grow the workforce nationwide; committed to starting and nurturing a campus in Oregon through NACHC’s A. T. Still/SOMA model, now having graduated 40 doctors, with 10 having completed residency.


In support of the farmworker population, Bruce has recently expanded the Western Stream Forum to include all vulnerable populations in the interest of supporting greater health equity in western states. He remains a strong contributor to NACHC, serving on both the Farmworker and the Health Policy committees. Bruce, we are grateful for your invaluable contributions.

{Note that text above is a very close paraphrase of the award citation, but not an exact quote.]

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