Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Vårdanalys invites interested applicants to apply for the 2015-16 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Established in 1925, the Harkness Fellowships were modeled after the Rhodes Scholarships and aim to produce the next generation of health policy leaders in participating countries. Since 2011, the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs has provided the funding for one Swedish Harkness Fellow each year to support research promoting a high performing health care system.

About the Fellowship

The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals – academic researchers, government policymakers, clinical leaders, senior hospital and insurance managers, and journalists – from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the U.S. as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Fellows work with leading experts to study health care delivery system reforms (e.g. bundled payments, accountable care organizations, innovative approaches to care for high need high cost patients) and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. The Fellowship awards up to U.S. $119,000 in support.

Deadline for applications from Sweden is November 17, 2014.

VISIT http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Fellowships/Harkness-Fellowships.aspx for more details and to apply.

CONTACT Robin Osborn (vice president and director, International Program in Health

Policy and Practice Innovations, The Commonwealth Fund) at ro@cmwf.org or Fredrik Lennartson (Executive Director of Vårdanalys) at Fredrik.Lennartsson@vardanalys.se to inquire about the program, eligibility, and proposed projects.