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Founding Editor John Iglehart Returns To Lead Health Affairs


Prominent Health Policy Veteran Also To Help Lead Search For New Editor-in-Chief


Millwood, VA, April 12, 2013 -- Health Affairs, the nation's leading peer-reviewed journal of health policy thought and research, announced today that founding editor John Iglehart will return to lead the publication. Mr. Iglehart, a highly respected editorial executive who led Health Affairs for its first 25 years until retiring in 2007, also will help lead a nationwide search for a Vice President and Editor-in-Chief for the journal. He will be supported during this time by Executive Editor Donald Metz and Executive Publisher Jane Hiebert-White, who will continue in their current roles at Health Affairs. Mr. Iglehart recruited the two executives and worked with them at the journal for more than 20 years.


Susan Dentzer, who had been Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity.

"We are excited to welcome John Iglehart back to Health Affairs, which has long been a cornerstone of Project HOPE's work to provide lasting solutions to global health problems," said Dr. John P. Howe, III, M.D., President and CEO of Project HOPE. "John is well known by the leading scholars, practitioners and policy makers in health care. We look forward to this new chapter in his legendary stewardship of Health Affairs, continuing and building further on its stature as the preeminent journal of health policy thought and research."


Dr. Howe continued, "We thank Susan Dentzer for her contributions and wish her well in her new endeavor."

The April issue of Health Affairs was published Monday, April 8, 2013, on the theme of "The 'Triple Aim' Goes Global." It features articles on how high-income countries around the globe are struggling to pursue the "triple aim" of better health, better care, and lower cost.

About Health Affairs

Health Affairs is the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published by Project HOPE, the peer-reviewed journal appears each month in print, with additional Web First papers published periodically at The full text of each Health Affairs Web First paper is available free of charge to all website visitors for a one-week period following posting, after which it switches to pay-per-view for nonsubscribers. Web First papers are supported in part by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Read daily perspectives on Health Affairs Blog. Download our podcasts, including monthly Narrative Matters essays, on iTunes. Tap into Health Affairs content with the new iPad app.