The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is a privately endowed philanthropy located in New York City and celebrating its 80th year.

The Foundation supports programs designed to improve the education of health professionals in the interest of health of the public.

Just Released:

Macy Conference To Advance Inter-Professional Education:

Educating Nurses and Physicians: Toward New Horizons
June 16-18, 2010

Seven schools of medicine and nursing participated in this conference hosted by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The conference explored ways to improve health care through medical education reforms that move away from a siloed approach and toward more inter-professional learning.

More information can be found here.

A study funded by the Josiah Macy Foundation:

Nation’s Medical Schools Have Varied Success Producing Doctors to Meet the Country’s Health Care Needs

First-Ever Study Ranks All U.S. Medical Schools’ Output of Primary Care Physicians, Doctors Serving in Underserved Areas, and Minority Physicians

Read the Press Release (PDF, 762Kb)

“The Foundation is to devote its interests to the fundamental aspects of health, of sickness, and of the methods for the relief of suffering” and that the Foundation would “take more interest in the architecture of ideas than in the architecture of buildings and laboratories.”

Kate Macy Ladd