Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AcademyHealth supports three national change leadership programs though policy and communications training.

These three national change leadership programs were designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health. For decades, the Foundation has supported the development and diversity of leaders across sectors with landmark programs for researchers and practitioners. Building on this core value, the Foundation created these programs to invest in leaders from diverse sectors—leaders who have the passion, ingenuity, and influence required to navigate the rapidly evolving health and health care environment and the factors that shape it.

Clinical Scholars

Clinical Scholars is a leadership program aimed toward clinically active health care providers spanning a range of disciplines—nurses, physicians, pharmacists, physical therapists, dentists, allied health, veterinarians, and many others. Working together in interprofessional teams, participants engage in intensive learning, mentoring, and networking to lead transformative change—centered on health equity—in their communities. This program is hosted at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Health Policy Research Scholars

Health Policy Research Scholars is a change leadership program for full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations or historically disadvantaged backgrounds, entering the second year of their doctoral program, from any academic discipline who are training to be researchers and are interested in health policy research. The program is hosted at George Washington University.

Inderdisciplinary Research Leaders

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a change leadership program that supports teams of researchers and community leaders to apply health research and policy to meet the pressing needs of communities. With a shared commitment to creating a healthier, more equitable future, these powerful alliances will be challenged to collaborate in new ways and accelerate the real-life impact of their work. The program is hosted at the University of Minnesota.

Information about the fourth leadership program, Culture of Health Leaders, can be found here.



Questions? Contact Bonnie Cluxton