Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform Launches

Earlier today, The Brookings Institution announced the creation of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.

The newly named director, Dr. Mark B. McClellan, is a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Engelberg Center's agenda will focus on four key priorities for long-term change: improving the quality of medical care, increasing access to affordable coverage, encouraging development of more personalized medicines, and reducing costs for public and private programs.

Alfred B. Engelberg, one of two Brookings trustees who gave generous donations for the creation of the Center, says of McClellan:

"[His] proven ability to create and implement important health care reforms, combined with Brookings's long history of thoughtful impact on public policy has the potential to make a real difference in the steps that are taken to fix our broken health care system," said Mr. Engelberg.

More information about the Engelberg Center can be found at the Brookings Institution website.

SOURCE: "PR Newswire"

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