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.
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)