Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Jos de Blok's work was prepared when Jos de Blok was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home-care organizations in the Netherlands, Jos decided to create a new model anchored on the self-management capacity of nursing professionals, ultimately resulting to a more responsive, patient-centric system giving better quality care. In the long run, the model enables the patient to maintain independence from costly institutionalized care.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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