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Harkness Fellowship Partners

Harkness Fellowship Partners

U.K. Harkness Fellowships

The U.K. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and The Health Foundation both partner with The Commonwealth Fund to provide support for the U.K. Harkness fellowships. The NIHR program, which funds research on service design and delivery challenges, aims to engage NHS managers with research. The Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the U.K., particularly aims to engage policymakers with research and international learning.

Norwegian Harkness Fellowships

Starting in 2010, the Research Council of Norway, through its health services research program and in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, supports a Norwegian Harkness Fellow to promote stronger international links and inputs to Norwegian health policy and systems research.

Canadian Harkness Fellowships

Since 2001, a collaboration with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) has brought a Canadian perspective to the program. Beginning with the class of 2012, with co-funding from CFHI, the Canadian Harkness/CFHI Fellowship is offered as a full-time fellowship, based in the U.S.

French Harkness Fellowships

Beginning in 2018, the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health and the Caisse Nationale de l’Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs (CNAMTS) have cosponsored a Harkness Fellow to identify international policy innovations and best practices relevant to the French health care system. A second French fellowship is sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund.

New Zealand Harkness Fellowships

The Ministry of Health leads the country’s health and disability system, working across the health sector to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Starting in 2019, the Ministry supports a New Zealand Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, to promote cross-national learning aimed at improving the health of all people and communities and identifying policy and delivery system innovations that can inform health reforms in New Zealand.

Australian Harkness Fellowships

The Australian health system is a shared responsibility across Federal, State and Territory governments. Starting in 2020, an Australian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice will be supported by the Australian Government and state and territory governments, bringing an international perspective to providing quality, safe and affordable health care for all Australians.