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Preparing Health Professionals for a Changing Healthcare System

New York, NY

Today, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to release its 2010 Annual Report: Preparing Health Professionals for a Changing Healthcare System.

2010 was a particularly exciting and energizing year for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Since its founding in 1930, the Macy Foundation has been dedicated to improving the health of the public. For several decades it has done that by promoting innovations in the education of health professionals. Today, more than ever before, there is a growing realization that educational reform is an integral part of improving our nation’s healthcare system.

The Macy Foundation is serving as both an engaged participant in the broader national discussions around the role of health professions education in the implementation of healthcare reform as well as continuing to focus our funding efforts at the intersection of health professions education and healthcare delivery. This includes, for us, not only supporting, through conferences and grants, the work of academic educators engaged in changing the ways healthcare providers are trained, but also launching a new Macy Faculty Scholars program to nurture the careers of educational innovators who will be the nursing and medical educational leaders of tomorrow. It also encompasses important internal efforts to adopt new technologies around awarding and tracking grants as well as greatly expanding our capacity to communicate and share the work of our grantees and the recommendations from our meetings and conferences.

Please take a moment to review our important work in our 2010 Annual Report.  We look forward to the promise of 2011 and, as always, welcome your thoughtful feedback and ideas about issues related to our fundamental mission: improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals.


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