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RWJF Leaders' Link-September_October 2012

RWJF Leaders' Link-September_October 2012

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RWJF Leaders' Link-September/Octoberhttp://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/...uEicJYwwyaHiFqK0M1aMw3G4AHMTFRX7o_pMZyRrbj0V36gRd9j1tFsE6R9P8jQ%3D%3D[11/2/2012 12:18:14 PM]
Programs’ Progress
Health Policy Fellows 
ReleasesCall for Applications
program is now acceptingapplications for 2013–2014 fellows.The application deadline is November7, 2013, at 3 p.m. (ET). Theprogram provides the nation’s mostcomprehensive fellowship experienceat the nexus of health science,policy, and politics in Washington,D.C. Each year, fellows are chosenthrough a highly competitive selectionprocess. The selected fellows leavetheir academic settings andprofessional practices to spend ayear in the nation’s capital. A three-month orientation program is followedby a nine-month assignment in whichfellows work in either a congressionaloffice or the executive branch. Workassignments are supplementedthroughout the year with healthpolicy leadership developmentactivities and media training.
Volume 4, Number 5 — September/October 2012
Foundation Focus
We now live in a thoroughly digital world. Practically everythingwe do depends in some way on knowledge and informationwe’ve acquired online. For those of us in health and health care,the implications of this technological and cultural revolution arevast. The Web is the primary source people turn to forinformation on health and health care. And mobile devices arenow the most popular tools for accessing that information. It’s achallenge just to stay current with the technology, let alone withall the content. How can we do it?One way that RWJF is keeping in step is by unveilingacompletely redesigned
– a portal that makes theFoundation’s rich storehouse of information on health and healthcare easier than ever to search and access. The site, launchedin September, delivers this information intuitively – by topic – and offers visitors many ways to find exactly what they need.This means that you can now use
to quickly find whatpeople in RWJF program teams outside Human Capital areaccomplishing in the areas that interest you most. Click onprevention,” for instance, and you can learn about “Better Education = Better Health,” RWJF’s
PublicHealth NationalPrevention Strategy series; read a study from
Health Affairs 
finding that prevention improves health while lowering health carecosts; interact with a U.S. map showing the prevalence ofdiabetes, cardiovascular disease and asthma in every state; andmuch, much more.The site isn’t only easy to navigate; it also presents data inbrief, accessible chunks, so you can see highlights from a studyor report before deciding whether to read more. You cancustomize and visualize facts and figures on dozens of topics
RWJF Leaders' Link-September/Octoberhttp://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/...uEicJYwwyaHiFqK0M1aMw3G4AHMTFRX7o_pMZyRrbj0V36gRd9j1tFsE6R9P8jQ%3D%3D[11/2/2012 12:18:14 PM]
Inside Intelligence
Did you know that the RWJF HumanCapital Grantee Network provides itsmembers with free online chats ontopics ranging from social media tohealth care disparities? Over thesummer, the Network hosted achatwithJohn Lumpkin, MD, MPH,senior vice president and director of RWJF’sHealth Care Group;SusanHassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN,RWJFsenior advisor for nursing; andprestigious Human Capital alumniabout the Affordable Care Act’s likelyimpact on the country’s health andhealth care. You can listen to arecording of this and all other chatson the Network anytime.Login to theGrantee Networkandsee what’s scheduled next. If youaren’t a member yet, email us at
Resources for Working withthe Media
using the “RWJF Data Hub.” With more social components thanbefore,
can also connect you with others who share yourpassion about improving the nation’s health. And did I mentionthat there’s a mobile version, too?I hope you’ll visit the site and learn how it can serve you andyour work. And please do get involved by contributing directly:your posts and comments are invited on theHuman Capital Blogand elsewhere on the website. You’ll find that, while it has anew look and greater usability, the redesigned
remainsfocused on the Foundation’s mission-critical work: advancingknowledge about the country’s most pressing challenges inhealth and healthcare. Your projects and discoveries in HumanCapital, and those of grantees in RWJF’s other program areas,are what has always made
an invaluable resource, andthey’ll continue to do so.Because even during revolutions, the most important thingsremain the same.Best regards,
Linda Wright Moore
Senior Communications Officer 
In a “Perspective” published in the August 23 issue of the
New England Journal of Medicine 
, Clinical ScholarGordon Sun, MD,(’13) and Physician Faculty ScholarReshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil,(’09) describe the tenuous state of medical research funding inthe United States. The authors also offer a defense of theeconomic potential of U.S. medical research, as well as asummary of policies in five Asian countries that are usingbiomedical research as a scientific and economic stimulus.
RWJF Leaders' Link-September/Octoberhttp://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/...uEicJYwwyaHiFqK0M1aMw3G4AHMTFRX7o_pMZyRrbj0V36gRd9j1tFsE6R9P8jQ%3D%3D[11/2/2012 12:18:14 PM]
The media can be a powerful toolfor informing the public about healthand health care research, policy, andworkforce issues. You, your work,and your institution can benefitgreatly by taking advantage ofopportunities for media coverage—especially when you’re prepared forthose opportunities. As a member ofHuman Capital, you have access toplentiful resources to help you thrivein today’s rapidly evolving mediaenvironment.
Follow us on Twitter:
RWJF Grantees:Do you have an article that will bepublished in a journal within the next30 to 60 days?Would you like ideas, suggestions, orsupport to promote the researchpresented? Contact
RWJF Human CapitalGrantee Network
is an onlinecommunity where you can connectwith hundreds of colleagues to shareideas, pose questions, get help withresearch, and find opportunities. Joinus! For an invitation, contact
Community Health Leaders 
Dana Harvey, MS,(’10) was honored during the week ofSeptember 11 by the White House as aChampion of Changefor strengthening food security. Harvey, executive director ofMandela MarketPlace in Oakland, Calif., appeared at the WhiteHouse to discuss her efforts to bring healthy food options tounderserved communities. “I couldn’t be more humbled andhonored than by being recognized by the Obamas,” Harvey toldthe
In Oakland Blog 
. “I actually cried on my panel because it’svery emotional.” Each week, the White House honors and invitesindividuals who are doing extraordinary work in their communitiesto the White House to share their ideas.
About these Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Human Capital programs: 
Annual Meetings and Seminars Clinical Scholars 
Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., November12–15, 2012
New Jersey Initiative 
Annual Meeting, Princeton, N.J.,November 28–30, 2012
Nurse Faculty Scholars 
National Meeting, Albuquerque, N.M.,December 4–6, 2012
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program 
AnnualGrantee Meeting, Location TBD, December 6–7, 2012

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