The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to
promote a high performing health care system that achieves better
access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for
society's most vulnerable.
The Commonwealth Fund is pleased to announce the co-sponsorship
of the New Zealand Ministry of Health in the Harkness Fellowships
in Health Care Policy and Practice, bringing to the program an
invaluable policy perspective and commitment to a high performing
health care system that will further enrich the experience of
Fellows and their impact upon returning home.
The Commonwealth Fund and the New Zealand Ministry of Health
invite promising mid-career professionals-government policymakers,
academic researchers, clinical leaders, health care system
managers, and journalists-from New Zealand to apply for a unique
opportunity to spend 10 months in the United States as a Harkness
Fellow 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.
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 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, models of care that better
integrate primary care, mental health and social care for
vulnerable populations); cost containment; and other critical
issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home
countries. Products of the fellowship may include a peer-reviewed
journal article or policy report for Health Ministers and other
high-level policy audiences, as well as Issue Briefs, Op-Eds, and
Blogs. Other products, more relevant to frontline delivery system
innovation, are also encouraged.
Each New Zealand Harkness Fellowship provides up to U.S.
$113,000 in support, which covers the Fellow's roundtrip airfare to
the U.S., living allowance, project-related travel, travel to
fellowship seminars, health insurance, and U.S. federal and state
taxes. (Families may participate at their own expense. For
families, U.S. health insurance and a $15,000 USD travel supplement
will be provided).
The Commonwealth Fund values diversity, equity, and inclusion
and applicants who come from Māori and Indigenous communities are
strongly encouraged to apply.
For Further Information
Join us: July 18 at 9:00 a.m./11:00 a.m. (AEST/NZST) for an
informational webinar featuring Fellowship Director Robin Osborn
and New Zealand Harkness Fellow Juliet Rumball-Smith. Register
Contact : Robin Osborn (Director of the Harkness Fellowships in
Health Care Policy and Practice) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for 2020-2021 Harkness Fellowship
Applications from New Zealand, is October 7, 2019.