Dates of Project: August 2012 through November 2012
Field of Work: Recognizing innovative young health leaders
Synopsis: RWJF received 840 nominations for Young Leader Awards and selected 10 winners, age 40 or younger. “Our goal was to honor people who showed the promise, breadth, and diversity of what health and health care are going to be like in the future,” said Robin Mockenhaupt, PhD, MPH, MBA, RWJF chief of staff and project director.
Key Results: Ten winners received $40,000 each and were profiled in the December 2012 issue of Health Affairs. Examples of their projects include:
Winners of the Young Leader Award demonstrated characteristics needed to improve health and health care through leadership and innovation.