Joanne Conroy, MD and Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP This has been such a disheartening and soul crushing week. It began last Wednesday when a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church. Mail bombs […]

Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA & Joanne Conroy, MD This article originally appeared on the NEJM Catalyst page.  It was written by Women of Impact members Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA & Joanne Conroy, MD.  Women of Impact Co-Authors include: Vineet Arora, Anne Beal, Chloe Bird, Ann Bonham, Kathy Buto, Lynne Chafetz, Deborah Chang, Ceci Connolly, Lisa David, […]

Ceci Connolly To tackle the social determinants of health, Healthy People 2020 charges us with working collaboratively across sectors to address the unique needs of our communities. Public health agencies and community-based organizations have powerful partners in health plans and providers to achieve success. Ceci Connolly, president and CEO of the nonprofit Alliance of Community Health Plans, […]

Darilyn Moyer, MD From the American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine Recently, we were surprised to uncover an unrecognized gender disparity in our own presumably forward-thinking residency program. Women account for 47% of our internal medicine residency class (similar to the national average) and more than 50% of program leadership. Our graduates frequently […]

Ceci Connolly This post originally appeared on The Morning Consult and is an opinion piece by Woman of Impact member, Ceci Connolly, P resident and CEO of the nonprofit Alliance of Community Health Plans, a national consortium of 22 nonprofit health organizations.—————— While Congress considers dozens of bills to bring much-needed resources to our nation’s opioid crisis, […]

Kate Dickerson Women of Impact  Dr. Karen Feinstein and Dr. Vivian Lee recently shared a stage at the Princeton Conference. The Princeton Conference annually convenes leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss and debate pressing healthcare issues during an invitation-only event. Through interactive panels and presentations, attendees talk economics and policy across disciplines and party lines. JHF is a […]

Kate Dickerson The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) honors Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, with a 2018 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award. This AACN Visionary Leadership Award recognizes significant contributions that influence high-acuity and critical care nursing and relate to the association’s mission, vision and values. The presentation will occur during […]