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Richland Named President and Chief Executive Officer at Partnership for Prevention


December 8, 2010
Media Contact: Laura Diamond
Ph: 202-375-7818


Washington, DC – Partnership for Prevention (Partnership) today announced that Jud Richland, an experienced former Partnership President, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2011. Richland served as Partnership's President from 1995 to 1998 and is credited with initiating many of the organization's flagship activities, including landmark studies to prioritize clinical preventive services and national prevention policies, convening CEO roundtables to discuss strategies for improving employee health, and working with congressional leaders to establish a Congressional Prevention Caucus. He also led Partnership's efforts to develop principles for prevention-centered health reform, which helped shape the many prevention provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

According to Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Chairman of Partnership's Board of Directors, "I've worked side-by-side with Jud for many years, and I know that under his leadership, Partnership's influence on national health promotion and disease prevention policy will reach new heights. In making its decision, Partnership's Board of Directors was in the fortunate position of being able to tap a proven public health leader who is extremely well-versed in evidence based approaches to prevention."

"Partnership has a long track record of conducting objective, high-quality research on the nation's most important prevention problems and working with policy makers to develop practical solutions," said Richland. "We aim to take full advantage of this pivotal moment in history to deliver on our motto – 'shaping policies, improving health' – in moving our country toward a culture of prevention and wellness."

Following his first stint as Partnership's President, Richland served for seven years as the Executive Director of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion. He also served as the Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director of the Public Health Foundation. Richland received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in public health from George Washington University.

Robert J. Gould, PhD, is stepping down as President and CEO of Partnership effective December 31, 2010 and begins a new position as Executive Vice President in the Washington, DC office of an international communications consultancy in the New Year.

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