Topic: Institutional Development
Working to change US medical education was one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s biggest endeavors in the 1910s and 1920s, extending from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Beijing, China.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
Two decades of funding helped legitimize the study of psychiatry as a medical issue, not a problem of character.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.