Robert J. Blendon, senior associate dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development and Richard L. Menschel at the Harvard School of Public Health, was a leader at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation between 1972 through 1987. Blendon holds appointments as a Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In addition, he directs the Harvard Opinion Research Program. Blendon currently co-directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health project on understanding Americans' Health Agenda, including a joint series with National Public Radio.
Blendon helped create an improved access to the emergency medical care system commonly known as 9-1-1.
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Investment in 9-1-1 demonstration: $15 million (1973-1978)
The Emergency Medical Services Program (Anthology chapter)