Dr. Ted Wymyslo Receives 2015 AAFP Public Health Award
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Posted by: Samantha Porter
"Ted Wymyslo, MD, FAAFP, received the 2015 American Academy of Family Physicians Public Health Award on September 29 in Denver, CO, recognizing his extraordinary contributions to the American public’s health.
Dr. Wymyslo has had an extraordinary impact on public health during his tenure as director of the Ohio Department of Health and continues to do so in his current role as chief medical officer (CMO) of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC).
He has been involved at the state and national levels in the integration of public health and primary care as a method to effectively improve population health. Dr. Wymyslo had a vision to make sure that every Ohioan had a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and he worked to make that come true.
Currently, Dr. Wymyslo is working with OACHC leadership and Ohio’s 43 community health centers to ensure that Ohio’s community health centers are providing primary and preventive care to all patients regardless of a person’s insurance status or ability to pay.
Dr. Wymyslo established the PCMH Education Pilot Project through Ohio House Bill 198, created the Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, obtained funding through a federal State Innovations Model grant, and worked with the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative in Cincinnati and Dayton to ultimately extend that model to all of Ohio.
Congratulations, Dr. Wymyslo!"