Apply Now: September 8 Application Deadline for Australian Harkness Fellowship

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<p>The Commonwealth Fund invites Australian mid-career professionals—academic researchers, government policymakers, clinicians, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—to apply for a 2016–17 Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice.</p><p>Fellows spend up to 12 months in the United States studying issues relevant to the Fund’s mission to support a high-performing health care system, including 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 policy issues in both the U.S. and their home countries. Fellows are mentored by leading U.S. experts at organizations such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.</p>
<p>The Commonwealth Fund brings together the full class of Harkness fellows—from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the U.K.—throughout the year to participate in a series of policy briefings and leadership seminars with U.S. health care leaders.</p> Learn more