Jury Will Award $100 Million Grant to One Idea That Can “Change the World”
Richard Skolnik, MPA, author of Global Health 101, was recently selected as a jury member for the “100 & Change” competition which will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.
Richard’s book, Global Health 101, now in its third edition, is a perennial favorite among instructors of global health. And Richard continues to be an important actor in Global Health:
In September 2016, he presented a talk to the University of Missouri Bloch School of Business on “Globalization and Health.” This was to an executive training group from the Cerner Corporation.
That same month, Richard spent three days in London at a Gates Foundation sponsored meeting of the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, third edition.
In October, Coursera launched a course Richard did for Yale, called Essentials of Global Health. This is a 31 session comprehensive introduction to global health, which follows the content of Global Health 101.
Richard was also recently named the head of the Health Committee of the Yale-China Association. This is the oldest of the programs in the US that linked US university related foundations with China. The program has a number of health exchanges with China, particularly in the training of nurses, physicians, and public health specialists.