The Levy award is presented to an individual or individuals who either
through a specific action during a subject year or through a culmination
of efforts over a number of years via legislative action, policy development,
advocacy, direct patient care, leadership or other means has had a demonstrable
positive impact on advancing the cause of public health in Rhode Island.
Awardees are selected by the WellOne
Primary Medical and Dental Board of Directors and the award is presented
by the Trustees of the June Rockwell Levy Foundation.
June Rockwell Levy was a noted Rhode Island philanthropist and Burrillville resident who possessed a particular passion for the cause of public health. During her lifetime she touched almost every corner of Rhode Island with her generosity. In 1963 she was awarded “The Order of the British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her contributions to the welfare of the Bahamas including the establishment of the Levy Health Center. One of her most cherished associations in this country was WellOne for which she served as Board President for 51 consecutive years. Together with her husband, she established the June Rockwell Levy Foundation, the activities of which continue to benefit Rhode Islanders today.
The mission of the Rhode Island Oral Health Commission is to provide leadership to:
Formulate and promote sound oral health policy;
Increase awareness of oral health issues; and
Assist in promotion of initiatives for the prevention and control of oral diseases.
The vision of the Rhode Island Oral Health Commission is to promote life-long optimum oral health through:
Primary prevention at the family, community,and healthcare professional levels;
Accessible, comprehensive, and culturally competent community-based oral healthcare provided via a variety of financing mechanisms;
Educational opportunities throughout life that will allow individuals to make better decisions for their health; and
Informed and compassionate policy decisions at all levels of government.