Dutch Harkness Fellowships 2017-18

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The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), is pleased to invite you to nominate a candidate for the 2017-18 Dutch Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice. Established by The Commonwealth Fund 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.

Become a successor of Marit Tanke (IQ healthcare) who received this prestigious fellowship last year. 

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Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy informational lunch event

The Commonwealth Fund invites you to a Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy informational lunch event during the October 14, 2016 “The Route to Patient Centered Care” IQ Healthcare Conference. The lunch will take place from 12:30 to 13:30 in the Anna Zaal.

During the lunchtime event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice. Dr. Ab Klink, Board Member, Coöperatie VGZ, and former Minister of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, will preside over the session. Attendees will hear more about the Fellowship, the application process, and its relevance to the Dutch context from:

  • Gregory Kuzmak, Deputy Director, International Health Policy and Practice Innovations, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Prof. dr. Patrick Jeurissen, Chief Scientific Advisor, Economic Affairs and Labour Market Policy Department, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport; Director, Celsus Academy on Fiscally Sustainable Healthcare, IQ Healthcare Radboud university medical center
  • Dr. Philip J. van der Wees (2011-12 Harkness Fellow), Senior Researcher, Radboud university medical center, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Scientific Center for Quality Healthcare, Celsus Academy on Fiscally Sustainable Healthcare
  • Dr. Jako Burgers (2008-09 Harkness Fellow), Head, Department of Guideline Development and Research, Dutch College of General Practitioners

The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport, invites promising mid-career professionals—government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from the Netherlands to apply for an opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Fellows work with leading U.S. experts to study health care delivery reforms and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries.

Fellows are placed with mentors who are leading U.S. experts at organizations such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to study issues relevant to The Commonwealth Fund’s mission to support a high performing health care system—insurance coverage, access, and affordability; health care delivery system reforms (e.g., bundled payments, accountable care organizations, innovative approaches to care for high-need/high-cost patients); cost containment; and other critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. A rich program of seminars organized by the Fund throughout the year—bringing Fellows from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom together—further enhances the fellowship experience. The Harkness Fellowship awards up to US $130,000 in support, with an additional family allowance (approximately $60,000 for partner and two children up to age 18).

The deadline for applications from the Netherlands is November 14, 2016. Please feel free to contact Robin Osborn at ro@cmwf.org with any additional questions about eligibility, the project, or the application process.


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