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Message from the National Program Office (NPO)

Greetings from the NPO,

Hopefully you are enjoying some time away from the rigors of your work lives as August bears down on us with the full heat of summer. The 2013 cohort experienced some of that heat in Greensboro during their Teaching Horse activities on a steamy June 17th afternoon! 

Also at our June meeting, the 2012's celebrated their accomplishments at the end of their 18 month project period. And what significant accomplishments they were, both in learning and in products and services envisioned and enacted! Alums and other Fellows will want to peruse the novel and incredibly useful websites created by 2012 AL teams at and Building a Community Health Worker Program: The Key to Better Care, Better Outcomes, and Lower Cost (click to view and download the guide)and watch for an upcoming article and presentations on the science and best practices in roles for registered nurses in primary care. 

We held an orientation webinar with our newest 2014 cohort a few weeks ago and look forward to our upcoming September session with them. Also during that time, we will experience our first ever Session 7 with the 2011 cohort. Three years pass quickly, and it is time to hear about individual leadership projects and bid farewell to the first cohort that we have had the honor and pleasure of working with for a full Fellowship period. It will be a lively and festive Friday evening in Greensboro on September 19th when we gather to celebrate the 2011 cohort graduation.

Please take a minute and update your profile on If you need to have your password reset or can't remember your sign in information, please contact Andi Williams at We regularly are contacted by RWJF and others to identify people with specific expertise for media opportunities, meeting speakers, and nominations for board service. It is helpful if we have the most up-to-date information in your profile. As a reminder, you can also upload your CV to your profile.

Best regards from your NPO,
Linda Cronenwett, David Altman, and Andi Williams