ASES Foundation

The Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award

Health care systems are complex structures which require more knowledge than the simple delivery of care. Understanding these complexities plays an important role in promoting health and access to health care in communities and the larger public, and leads to the appropriate care of patients and the access and utilization of the health care team in the health care arena.
This knowledge base is important to help build capacity to improve community health and enhance health policy initiatives focused on available, safe and quality care. In addition to safer medical systems and greater patient and caregiver involvement in healthcare design and delivery, it is important to understand and optimize research on healthcare initiatives for their quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

Dr. Frankle founded this award to foster a new generation of orthopaedic advocacy leaders.

The goal of the Mark Frankle, MD Award is to foster knowledge acquisition and leadership development in the realm of health care policy and political advocacy in order to optimize the delivery, safety, and outcomes of the highest quality of shoulder and elbow care for our patients. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an ASES member in good standing
  • Award applications will be reviewed based upon:
    1. Willingness to lead ASES in areas of access to health care in communities
    2. Desire to improve ASES’ knowledge of the delivery of care
  • Two (2) awardees will be selected in March
Award Details:
  • Fellowship in AAOS Washington DC office (up to 14 days, non-consecutive optional)
  • $10,000 for fellowship expenses
  • Opportunity to present findings at the ASES Annual Meeting in October
  • Exposure to Health Policy including Capitol Hill visits, AAOS Office of Government Relations, AAOS National Orthopaedic Conference (NOLC), AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) and Board of Councilors (BOC) Session
  • Participation with the ASES Political Advocacy Committee
Mark Frankle
  • Two (2) ASES Representatives
  • Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of health care policy with a focus on advocating for improved access to high quality shoulder and elbow healthcare. 
  • Applicants will also promote and advance the membership’s understanding of the importance of health care policy for our patients through presentations at the ASES Annual Meeting focusing on their efforts and accomplishments through the fellowship. 

The application deadline for this award is Friday, August 23rd, 2024.

ASES Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the ASES Foundation is to develop and provide resources to advance shoulder and elbow care.

ASES Foundation Vision Statement

The vision of the ASES Foundation is Forging a legacy of resources for a world where patients have the best shoulder and elbow care.

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