Six Medicaid Directors Selected for Medicaid Leadership Institute
Hamilton, NJ – The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced that six Medicaid directors have been chosen to participate as fellows in the 2012 class of the Medicaid Leadership Institute. CHCS directs this RWJF-funded initiative to build the capacity of Medicaid directors to transform their programs into national models for accessible, cost-effective care.
- Jennifer Vermeer, Iowa
- Kathleen Dunn, New Hampshire
- Valerie Harr, New Jersey
- Julie Weinberg, New Mexico
- Elena Nicolella, Rhode Island
- Billy Millwee, Texas
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. For more than 35 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime.
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care. CHCS works with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers, and consumer groups to develop innovative programs that better serve people with complex and high-cost health care needs. Its program priorities are: enhancing access to coverage and services; improving quality and reducing racial and ethnic disparities; integrating care for people with complex and special needs; and building Medicaid leadership and capacity.