We are delighted to recognize the achievement of ReThinkers Bobby Milstein and Jack Homer, whose May 2011 Health Affairs article “Why Behavioral and Environmental Interventions are Needed to Improve Health at Lower Cost” was selected as Public Health Systems Research Article of the Year by AcademyHealth. This prestigious award recognizes the most notable scientific work published in the field of Public Health Systems Research each year.
Dr. Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate and ReThinker, passed away on June 12 after a battle with cancer. Dr. Ostrom was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, an honor she received in 2009 for her work on polycentric governance of the commons.
Dr. Elliott S. Fisher, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the quality and cost of health care in America, joins the Rippel Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
New Jersey has the most expensive healthcare system in the nation, yet it delivers only average quality and results. The inefficiency of the healthcare system is the subject of three recently published op-eds by Laura Landy, President & CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation.