Micro-franchising Health Care in Low-Income Communities

February 14, 2010

I haven’t made a post in a while, but I think that’s about to change.  I have a big list of things I want to write about (i.e. better develop my ideas on) and am optimistic that with midterms coming up, I’ll be utilizing the blog as productive procrastination.

In the meantime though, I wanted to link to an article that basically summarizes a part of my senior essay:

http://www.nextbillion.net/blog/2006/01/11/microfranchise-modes-of-healthcare-delivery

It’s about using a franchise model to expand access to essential medicines, eye care etc.  — a really interesting idea that I’m hoping to evaluate for my senior project.  Check it out.

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Acumen Fund Fellows Reading List

February 6, 2010

I just discovered the Acumen Fund Fellows reading list via Speaking of Faith public radio.  It’s an incredible collection of essays from great thinkers on leadership and social change.

The website describes it as:

A collection of readings Jacqueline Novogratz recommends to foster empathy, self-awareness and a business mindset in the Acumen Fellows, who come from around the world. It includes economists as well as novelists, activists and thinkers from an eclectic range of perspectives.

Check it out here.