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China Medical Board, Inc.

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-10

At A Glance

China Medical Board, Inc.

(formerly China Medical Board of New York, Inc.)

2 Arrow St.

Cambridge, MA United States 02138-5102

Telephone: (617) 979-8000

URL: www.chinamedicalboard.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $230,095,139

Total giving: $6,411,115

EIN

131659619

BRIDGE Number

7027403661

Additional Contact Information

Additional address: Rm. 402, Tower 2, China Central Pl., No. 79, Jianguo Rd., Chaoyang, Beijing, 10025, tel.: 010-5969-5071/2/3

Background

Incorporated in 1928 in NY - The China Medical Board of New York, Inc. was organized in 1914 as a division of the Rockefeller Foundation and incorporated as an independent body in 1928. The majority of its funds were devoted to the support of Peking Union Medical College until the college was nationalized in 1951. Since that time, the board has conducted more diverse programs now involving eight countries and territories in East and Southeast Asia, including the People's Republic of China.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation works to catalyze new, evidence-based policies and practices that will lead to improved health outcomes; strengthen the development of professional programs that produce competent graduates to meet the demands of the health sector; reduce disparities in access to health services between rural and urban populations; develop innovative approaches to major public health challenges, such as tobacco control; and expand channels that enable health professionals in China and Asia to more deeply engage in global health exchange and development. Southeast Asia remains a focus of the grantmaker's work and grants to institutions in that region reflect the same integrated themes of health policy systems and sciences, medical education, and rural health.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

China

Grant-making in this area aims to build essential capacities in population-based health policy and systems sciences and strengthen the next generation of academic leaders. It gives particular attention to advancing the field of health policy and systems sciences, building capacity in medical education, and controlling one of the country’s most preventable public health threats, tobacco consumption. It also seeks to increase demand for and support of rural health workers, especially in Western China, where its grantees are forming a rural health network.

Health Policy and Systems Science

Grant-making in this area supports projects that will generate knowledge, advance education, and/or lead to innovative applications in four areas: changing health problems and disease burdens; health policies in finance, human resources, information, or technologies; innovations in health systems operations and management; and China’s connections to global health. Through grants in these areas, the board aims to enhance the knowledge, methods, and tools to improve health policies and systems performance in China.

Medical Education

The grantmaker’s involvement in medical education in China goes back to its earliest days, when it supported the establishment of Peking Union Medical College.It has started four major centers on medical education, located at Central South University, China Medical University, Sichuan University, and Peking Union Medical College. It continues to support efforts in medical education, including nursing and public health education. Current grant-making is designed to help universities match professional competencies in medicine, nursing, and public health with the country’s changing health landscape.

Southeast Asia

Grant-making in this area supports projects that will generate knowledge, advance education, and/or lead to innovative applications in four areas: changing health problems and disease burdens; health policies in finance, human resources, information, or technologies; innovations in health systems operations and management; and China’s connections to global health. Through grants in these areas, the board aims to enhance the knowledge, methods, and tools to improve health policies and systems performance in China.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Libraries
  • Medical education
  • Nursing care
  • Public health
International Interests
  • Asia
  • China
  • Eastern Asia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • North Korea
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Southeastern Asia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
Population Groups
  • Academics
Organizations
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $230,095,139 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,239,633

Total giving: $6,411,115

Qualifying distributions: $9,920,484

Giving activities include:

$777,207 for 3 foundation-administered programs