The Commonwealth Fund invites you to a webinar on the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice on August 25 at 3:30 p.m. CEST (9:30 a.m. EST).
Robin Osborn (vice president and director, The Commonwealth Fund) will discuss how the Fellowship works, the program throughout the year, and eligibility. Stuart Guterman (vice president, The Commonwealth Fund) will provide a brief overview of the U.S. health policy context. Magne Nylenna (director, Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services) and Fredrik Lennartsson (executive director, Swedish Agency for Health Care Services and Analysis) will speak about the Fellowship and its relevance to Norwegian and Swedish applicants. Hans Olav Melberg (2012-13 Norwegian Fellow) and Charlotta Levay (2013-14 Swedish Fellow) will discuss their Harkness Fellowship experiences, their projects, and how the Harkness Fellowship changed their lives, personally and professionally.
The Harkness Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals—academic researchers, government policymakers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom—to spend up to 12 months in the United States working with leading experts to study health care delivery reforms and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. The Commonwealth Fund brings together the full class of Fellows through the year to participate in a series of high level policy briefings and leadership seminars with health care leaders.
The Fellowship awards up to U.S. $119,000 in support, with an additional supplemental family allowance of approximately $55,000.
The deadline for receipt of applications from Norway and Sweden is November 17, 2014.