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HELSEVEL-Gode og effektive helse-, omsorgs- og velferdstjenester

Norwegian Harkness fellows 2018-24

Awarded: NOK 9.9 mill.

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283632

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2018 - 2024

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The Harkness Fellowship is a one-year scholarship in health care research and health policy in the United States. The Norwegian Fellow is part of a group of 10-15 Fellows from various countries placed at top US universities and is part of a joint program organized by the Commonwealth Fund. Each fellow runs an individual project of relevance to both Norwegian and American health care with prominent mentors and supervisors. Besides increasing personal competence in health service research and insight into international health policy, networking is an important goal of the fellowship. Norway has been a member of the scheme since 2010, and the Norwegian fellows have been located at Harvard University, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania, the Yale School of Public Health, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Brown University. Due to the pandemic, the Harkness Fellowship scheme was put on hold in 2020-2021. The twelfth Norwegian Harkness Fellow, Ane-Kristin Finbråten, MD, PhD, had her fellowship period postponed to 2021-2022. She now works primarily at the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College, but she also has projects affiliated with the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Her main supervisor is Professor Bruce Schackman who is also director of the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) which is a research group that Dr. Finbråten is now working closely with. Co-supervisors are Shashi Kapadia, MD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine and Benjamin Eckhardt, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on national health systems and is likely to have consequences for other areas of public health. The main goal of her project is to investigate the effects of covid-19 on the work of eliminating Hepatitis C regionally in Norway and the USA. The secondary goal is to examine and compare low-threshold patient-centered treatment models that operate in different health systems to identify and understand success factors.

The Commonwealth Fund, en ideell amerikansk stiftelse, tilbyr fagfolk fra ulike disipliner og ulike land et 12 måneders program i helsetjenesteforskning og helsepolitikk i USA gjennom Harkness Fellowship-ordningen. Deltakerne gjennomfører et individuelt forskningsprosjekt av helsepolitisk relevans og aktualitet både i USA og i hjemlandet. Prosjektet gjennomføres under høykompetent veiledning ved et verdensledende fagmiljø i USA. I tillegg kommer opplæring i forskningsmetode og helsepolitikk, og nettverksbygging både innen årskullet av stipendiater (vanligvis 10 – 15) og innen det aktuelle fagfeltet. Slik utvikles kompetanse og erfaring som videreføres etter tilbakekomst til hjemlandet. Stipendordningen har eksistert siden 1925, men de siste 20 år er programmet utviklet til en systematisk opplæring i helsepolitikk og helsetjenesteforskning for personer i midten av sin profesjonelle karriere. Norge har hatt én årlig deltaker i programmet siden 2010. Utvelgelsen av deltakere skjer på bakgrunn av søknad. Både personlige egenskaper (bakgrunn, kompetanse, motivasjon etc.) og prosjektplan vurderes av the Commonwealth Fund og en norsk rekrutteringskomite. Med detaljert informasjon finnes på stiftelsens nettsider: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/grants-and-fellowships/fellowships/harkness-fellowships

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HELSEVEL-Gode og effektive helse-, omsorgs- og velferdstjenester