B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication

Dr. Jeffrey Keller, (ACCP President), was presented with NCCHC's 2023 Annual B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication at this year's Fall Conference on Correctional Health Care in Las Vegas, NV.

Jeffrey Keller, MD, CCHP-CP, FACCP

Correctional health care is full of complicated issues; correctional medicine physician and author Jeff Keller makes them easy to understand.

Dr. Keller was working as an emergency medicine specialist in Idaho Falls, Idaho, when county commissioners asked him to take over medical services at the local jail.  Like so many correctional health professionals, he soon realized he had found his true calling.  He then founded and served as medical director of Badger Correctional Medicine, which for more than 20 years provided medical and mental health services to jails and juvenile facilities throughout Idaho.  In 2013, when the term blog was nearly unheard of in corrections, he launched the JailMedicine blog, publishing more than 240 columns and attracting more than 2 million readers with his conversational tone and tell-it-like-it-is style.

He recently compiled 47 of those columns into a book, The Best of Jail Medicine, which is for sale at the NCCHC store during the conference.  In it, readers will discover his gift for dissecting the common but thorny problems that arise in this field, along with sensible advice delivered in a down-to-earth style sprinkled with humor. Dr. Keller also writes for NCCHC’s CorrectCare magazine, the American College of Correctional Physicians’ CorrDocs newsletter, Corrections1, MedPage Today, and  He has presented at many NCCHC conferences, always packing the room.  In 2020, he was honored with ACCP’s Armond Start Award of Excellence for adherence to the highest ethical standards and dedication to research, publication, and training.  Now retired from active practice, he serves as a correctional medicine consultant.

Congratulations to Dr. Keller for his outstanding service and achievement!