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The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem

Larger coloured logo of the Israel network partner, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute.

The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, an independent, non-profit organization, is the premier center for applied social research serving Israel and the Jewish world. It seeks to improve the effectiveness of social services by developing and disseminating knowledge of social needs as well as the effectiveness of programs intended to meet those needs. The Institute is dedicated to making a difference by: generating authoritative and trusted information, intensively engaging strategic decision-makers and implementers, promoting actions based on research findings and exchanging international experience with the Jewish world and the international community.

The Smokler Center for Health Policy Research

The main objective of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research is to contribute to the ongoing reform and development of Israel's national health services by offering objective data and independent analysis to improve the organization, delivery and financing of health services.

The Center's major thrusts include assisting the government in planning, implementing and evaluating its efforts to reform the health system, and helping health care providers and insurers in advancing their efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

A distinguishing feature of the Center's program is its simultaneous engagement in system-wide, macro-level issues, on the one hand, with concerns for the adequacy of health services to vulnerable populations, on the other.  This unique synergy enables the Institute to conduct impact-oriented dialogues with the major institutions that set national health policy, and to provide them with information and insight into the needs of populations that often have difficulty making their voices heard among policymakers.

Bruce Rosen, PhD
Director, Smokler Center for Health Policy Research

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
JDC Hill, P.O.B. 3886
Jerusalem 91037, Israel

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Portrait of Professor Revital Gross

Professor Revital Gross PhD
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director
Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University

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