Tidbits from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Meeting: Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health – GrantWatch Blog

April 4, 2012

After David Gould of the United Hospital Fund gave a wonderful farewell tribute to Lauren LeRoy, who has announced she would be stepping down in October from the leadership of GIH, she announced that it was GIH’s thirtieth anniversary.

via Tidbits from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Meeting: Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health – GrantWatch Blog.

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U.S. picks public health expert for World Bank job | Reuters

March 23, 2012

The United States picked a public health expert of South Korean origin as its candidate for the World Bank presidency, a job emerging market economies are contesting for the first time.

In an announcement on Friday at the White House President Barack Obama said he was nominating Jim Yong Kim, president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization.

via U.S. picks public health expert for World Bank job | Reuters.


UNC School of Public Health – Alan Cross, professor in schools of medicine and public health, dies Jan. 5

January 8, 2012

Alan Cross, MD, professor of social medicine and pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine and of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 5.

Dr. Cross, who served on the medical school faculty for more than 30 years, was a major part of the experience of a generation of medical students.

via UNC School of Public Health – Alan Cross, professor in schools of medicine and public health, dies Jan. 5.


Philanthropy People Post: Who Is Working Where, Who Has Been Appointed to a Board – GrantWatch Blog

January 5, 2012

There is quite a bit of news of foundation people, including the announced retirement of Karen Davis from the Commonwealth Fund (a year from now), so we are trying to catch you up now. Watch for more people news in the February print issue of Health Affairs.

via Philanthropy People Post: Who Is Working Where, Who Has Been Appointed to a Board – GrantWatch Blog.


Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis to Step Down at End of 2012 – The Commonwealth Fund

November 23, 2011

Karen Davis, who since 1995 has led The Commonwealth Fund in its drive to improve the performance of the nation’s health care system, plans to step down as the Fund’s president on December 31, 2012.

via Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis to Step Down at End of 2012 – The Commonwealth Fund.


Campaign for Better Care: The Nation Is Losing a Visionary Health Leader

November 23, 2011

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families and Leader, Campaign for Better Care

Washington, D.C. — November 23, 2011— “Donald Berwick has been a visionary leader, a champion for patients, and a hero both to those of us working to improve health care in this country and those who will benefit as our health care system improves. Today’s announcement that he will step down from his post at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services next week means the nation loses a compassionate, highly skilled policymaker with vast expertise and a powerful commitment to improving our health care system.

Dr. Berwick was a driving force behind many of the most promising health care innovations of our times. He infused a deep commitment to patient-centered care into all the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services innovations, and was a tireless advocate for reforms that improve patient outcomes and patient experiences of care.

His conviction that it is possible to both improve quality and reduce costs, and his expert knowledge about how to do that, is reflected in countless policies and programs that are already reshaping our broken health care system.

via Campaign for Better Care: The Nation Is Losing a Visionary Health Leader.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF

October 21, 2011

Deadline:

November 28, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

Program Area:

Human Capital

Purpose:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders each year honors up to 10 outstanding and otherwise unrecognized individuals who overcome daunting odds to improve health and health care, especially to underserved populations in communities across the United States. The program aims to elevate the work of these unsung leaders through heightened recognition, technical assistance and new leadership opportunities.

Program Information:

Call for Nominations

Overview

How to Apply:

*Please read all program details before applying.

Nominate online

Preview the complete application before submitting an application.

Total Awards:

Up to 10 awards in the amount of $125,000 each will be made in the 2011 cycle. Each new leader will receive a personal award of $20,000 to recognize his or her accomplishments and $105,000 to support a defined two-year project at the organization with which the leader is associated.

via Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders – Current calls for proposals – Calls for proposals – Grants – RWJF.