Leveraging healthcare for the greater good: Lessons learned from the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health

Carl P. Weiner, David Frid, Maurice Droker, Rose S. Fife

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The creation of the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CoE) program in 1996 by the Office on Women's Health, Department of Health and Human Services, included the stipulation that each institution awarded a CoE contribute at least a 25% match for the federal funds. Even the combination of these two sources of monies was insufficient for each CoE to accomplish its goals, however, so leveraging funds became necessary for each CoE to function effectively. The forms of leveraging varied from CoE to CoE, in part as a result of the institutional environment and the unique possibilities each permitted and in part as a result of the creativity of the leaders of the CoEs. This paper describes the concepts and some applications of leveraging in the setting of the CoEs, which might be applicable to other settings as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-539
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


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