Standish Professor of Entrepreneurship

Bill Wales in Costa Rica with local resident
Dr. Wales with the son of a coffee plantation worker whose family is attending a free mobile health care clinic offered through the Caja, the Costa Rican Department of Social Security.

The Standish Professor of Entrepreneurship, Bill Wales, provided a social entrepreneurship faculty perspective during the comparative health systems exchange visit to Costa Rica hosted by the University of Costa Rica and the University at Albany School of Public Health in January. This educational and service learning visit to Costa Rica explored all aspects of the health care system in Costa Rica including site visits to hospitals, clinics, HIV programs, home visiting programs, indigenous outreach programs, and the National Ministry of Health.