Mo. Wing's Miller Honored for COVID-19 Test Program
The Missouri Wing’s long-serving medical officer, Lt. Col. David A. Miller, has been honored with the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians’ 2020 Greater St. Louis Community Health Award.
A practicing physician for more than 30 years, Miller received the award for his ongoing work coordinating Affinia Healthcare’s free COVID-19 testing program, which has performed almost 25,000 tests predominately in underserved communities in St. Louis, while also continuing to serve as Affinia’s assistant medical director and urgent care clinical director.
Affinia Healthcare is a federally qualified community health center serving uninsured and underinsured residents of St. Louis and surrounding areas through primary and preventive health care services and extensive community health programs for more than 110 years.
Miller has served as the health services officer for multiple encampments, is a member of Missouri Wing’s COVID-19 Remobilization committee and serves on several CAP National Health Services program’s working groups.
“I am honored to receive this award in recognition of all the hard work we’re doing for the members of the communities we serve,” he said. “It's my privilege to oversee Affinia’s COVID testing program and help coordinate the overall mission. Making this award even more meaningful to me is that it is from my fellow family physicians.”
In addition to serving as medical officer, Miller is the Missouri Wing’s assistant public affairs officer and was appointed director of public affairs for the North Central Region earlier this year. He was recognized as 2011 CAP National Public Affairs Officer of the Year and in 2013 was honored with the Maj. Howell Balsem CAP Public Affairs Exceptional Achievement Awards' Maj. Al Pabon Best in Show Balsem Award -- a distinction he shared this year.