$40,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundating Awards Young Leaders who Hold Promise for the Future: available for 10 students! Apply by 7/16/12

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June 27th, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Young Leaders who Hold Promise for the Future

 As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s commemorative activities to honor its 40 years of grant-making, it established the Young Leader Awards: Recognizing Leadership for a Healthier America<http://e2.ma/click/nc5bc/7f1yod/7vtjs>. This awards program recognizes up to 10 individuals, 40 years of age and under, who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans. Each winner will receive an individual award of $40,000.

 Third-party nominations will be accepted until July 16, 2012. To view the Call for Nominations and complete information about selection criteria and nomination requirements, visit RWJFyoungleaderawards.org. Award winners will be announced at an October 25/26, 2102 RWJF conference in Princeton, NJ.

 The Young Leader Awards will recognize leaders who have demonstrated the characteristics needed to improve health and health care through leadership and innovation. The characteristics – a combination of personal attributes, commitment to health and health care and successful experience – demonstrate the nominee’s ability to lead and innovate and they signal the potential to become a greater leader in the coming years.

 Some of the characteristics a nominee will have demonstrated include:

 *   The ability to bring others together to achieve results greater than what a single person could bring about;

*   The capacity to apply learning beyond the boundaries of a single discipline;

*   Has developed great ideas into products, services or policies that have made a difference in health and health care;   

*   Made an impact on health and health care that extends beyond an initial group of people to reach additional populations and will likely be sustainable over the decades ahead.

For the complete list of young leader characteristics sought, please visit RWJFyoungleaderawards.org<http://e2.ma/click/nc5bc/7f1yod/noujs>.