Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Improving health by advancing the education and training of health professionals.

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Increasing Collaboration Among Future Health Professionals Preparing Future Health Professionals to Navigate Ethical Dilemmas Learn more about our priorities



The Role Advocacy Plays in the Health Professions

The sixth and final Black History Month series post comes from Claire Oduwo, a Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Resident (PGY-3) at the University of Washington.

The Need for Black Representation in the Health Professions

The fifth Black History Month series post comes from Kya' Willis, a nursing student at Creighton University College of Nursing.

Paying Tribute to Black Trailblazers in Nursing

The fourth Black History Month series post comes from Mackenzie Higgins, a nursing student at Miami University, who pays tribute to Black trailblazers in nursing.

Honoring Black Pioneers in Medicine

The third Black History Month series post comes from Tolu Akinpelu, a third-year medical student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, who highlights Black pioneers in medicine.

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We invest in innovative projects that advance the education and training of health professionals.


Macy Faculty Scholars

We support the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing.


Our Grantees

Ensuring Inclusive Parental Support in Medical Schools

In so many cases, parents or prospective parents in medicine have to make painful choices which make it hard to be successful both as a student or doctor and as a parent. But what if there were ways to support these parents and mitigate their sacrifices to their families and line of work?

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Putting Knowledge into Action to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Everyone who goes into healthcare does so because they want to help people. How, then, can this mission sometimes go awry?

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A Hands-On Approach to Enhance Community Care

Most patients think about healthcare in the United States as a single, interconnected system. They don’t necessarily distinguish between primary care providers, specialists, public health experts, emergency providers, and others.

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