Donald Schwarz

Donald F. Schwarz is senior vice president of Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Schwarz is a nationally-recognized leader in public health and children’s health care, and is formerly deputy mayor for Health and Opportunity and health commissioner for the City of Philadelphia.
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Smaller Cities Are Laboratories for Change

In smaller cities it is typically much easier to engage high levels of leadership, get traction for strategies that are more visible, engage the wider community, build trust, and scale solutions more quickly than in larger areas. Here are a few examples.