Creating a Culture of Health

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Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH
Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH
Director and Senior Program Officer, Human Capital and Leadership Teams
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For the prior 10 years Palacio served as executive director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services in Houston, the local health department responsible for more than two million people. She brings a broad range of academic, clinical and public policy experience to her new position, helping the Foundation to develop health leaders for the 21st Century. Palacio has also held a number of academic appointments, including Adjunct Professor in Management, Policy, and Community Health at the University Of Texas School of Public Health at Houston since 2006. She also taught at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and holds a Masters of Public Health, with a specialty in epidemiology, from the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, and a BA in biology from Barnard College at Columbia University. She completed the distinguished RWJF Harold Amos Program in 1999. Palacio did her primary care internal medical residency at San Francisco General Hospital.

Session Overview:
Provide NCIN Grantees with a better understanding of the focus and intent of the new strategic direction of the Foundation in creating a Culture of Heath.

Session Objective
  1. Describe the new RWJF Strategic Vision announced in the summer of 2014.
  2. Provide examples of the areas of focus the Foundation is now pursuing with this new vision.

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