MILLWOOD, VA., Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health Affairs and its publisher Project HOPE are pleased to announce that Alan Weil, Health Affairs' editor-in-chief, and Project HOPE's vice president for public policy, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.
Dr. Tom Kenyon, president and CEO of Project HOPE, said: "Mr. Weil's election to the National Academy of Medicine is a reflection of his many contributions to understanding and improving health care and health policy. We are all extremely proud of Alan, who is a key member of Project HOPE's senior management team."
Weil assumed his responsibilities at Health Affairs and Project HOPE in June 2014. A highly respected expert in health policy, he spent a decade as executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Previously, he directed the Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism project and held a cabinet position as executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Weil recently completed six years of service on the Board on Health Care Services of the NAM (and its predecessor, the Institute of Medicine). His complete biography is available on the Health Affairs website.
Health Affairs is the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. The journal's continued leadership in the field of health policy is validated by its recent No. 1 ranking in the Health Policy category by Thomson Reuters' 2015 Journal Citation Reports®. Published by Project HOPE, the peer-reviewed journal appears each month in print and online. Additional Web First articles are published periodically; health policy briefs are released twice monthly at www.healthaffairs.org. You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Tap into Health Affairs content with its iPad app. Read daily perspectives on Health Affairs Blog. Listen to Health Affairs podcasts of policy conversations, events, and Narrative Matters essays. More information about Health Affairs is available here.
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world's first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education and conducts humanitarian assistance programs worldwide.
Additional information about NAM's membership and the election criteria and process can be found on its website: www.national-academies.org
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