The Prime Mover Award was established in 2008 by the physicians of TriValley Primary Care to recognize voluntary (uncompensated) leadership and essential service of TriValley physicians and staff that benefit the health and human service activities in and for the community, commonwealth and nation.

Its purpose is to set an example for such voluntary efforts to improve health and human services in the community and beyond so as to inspire others to emulate the unselfish service that the recipient has freely given.