The Josiah Macy Jr Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Since 1930, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has worked to improve health care in the United States. Founded by Kate Macy Ladd in memory of her father, prominent philanthropist Josiah Macy Jr., the Foundation supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education.  It is now the only national foundation solely dedicated to this mission. With is support CWRU has been able to implement the Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development Program" (I-LEAD) joining Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. This project supports the Macy Foundation's goals to improve education for health professionals in the interest of public health and to reflect changes in the health care system.

Elisabeth Prentiss Severance Foundation is a charitable trust dedicated to the support and advancement of healthcare, primarily in the greater Cleveland community. The Foundation awards monetary grants to qualifying institutions and agencies for initiatives designed to improve healthcare quality or delivery, for programs which provide access to healthcare to the underserved or indigent, or for medical research.  Among its goals are to initiate and further activities designed to promote public health.  To aid in establishment and support of plans or programs designed to make competent hospital and medical care available to individuals of all classes, especially those of low incomes.

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