CIVHC is excited to announce that Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH, VP of Research and Innovation, was one of eight health professionals named as a 2018-2019 RWJF Health Policy Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Beginning in September, Kristin will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch.  She will also engage in seminars and discussions on health policy and participate in leadership development programs.

The Fellows were chosen in a national competition for highly accomplished health, behavioral, and social science professionals who have an interest in health policy.  Their experiences in Washington will enrich their understanding of federal policy formation and how federal and state governments relate to the mission of their home institutions and local communities.

The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program is the nation’s most prestigious learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C.  Since 1973, this non-partisan fellowship has offered exclusive, hands-on policy experience with the most influential congressional and executive offices in the nation’s capital.  Over 260 fellows from across the nation have worked hand-in-hand with the best and brightest in federal health policy to gain an insider’s perspective of the political process, develop unmatched leadership skills, and build a professional network that lasts a lifetime.

“We are incredibly proud of Kristin and are thrilled to have her participate in this wonderful opportunity,” says Ana English, CIVHC President and CEO, “We will miss her during her time in Washington but are looking forward to the knowledge and lessons learned she will bring back to CIVHC and Colorado.”

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