The national leadership program for experienced healthcare providers advancing health equity.
Working in teams from diverse disciplines, Fellows receive funding for projects addressing complex health problems, and extend their influence and impact as both professionals and trusted members of communities. Clinical Scholars Fellows include pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and many others working in various clinical or academic settings.
To equip health care providers from every discipline with leadership tools centered in equity, diversity, and inclusion to transform their careers and the health of their communities.
Interdisciplinary teams of health care providers collaborating across sectors, tackling significant, complex health problems in their communities, and ultimately building a Culture of Health nationwide.
Clinical Scholars is one of a number of national leadership programs supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest health philanthropy. Together, these programs are building a network of strong, interdisciplinary leaders from every sector working to build a culture that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. Throughout its history, RWJF has supported the development and diversity of health care professionals with landmark programs for scholars, physicians, nurses, and researchers. For example, its first Clinical Scholars program was a site-based program for innovation in clinical teaching and scholarship. To broaden its focus and build a comprehensive Culture of Health, RWJF created the new Clinical Scholars program and the other cross-sector programs to invest in leaders from every field and profession who have the passion, ingenuity, and influence required to build health into our communities and nation as a whole.