Clinicians play a unique role in improving health as health care providers, consumers, and trusted members of communities. But, often, traditional education and training do not fully equip clinicians to advance long-term, transformative community change. Clinical Scholars will help clinicians to collaborate across sectors to tackle real, complex health problems in their communities and, ultimately, build a Culture of Health nationwide.
We seek to develop a national movement to establish health as a shared value and essential priority across the nation, and to ensure that people are supported to live the healthiest lives possible where they live, learn, work and play. This shift toward a Culture of Health will be fueled by leadership, innovation, and collaboration from clinicians pursuing leading-edge research, policies, and practice. These interprofessional teams will be prepared to lead transformative change—centered on health equity—in their communities.
Clinical Scholars will create and support networks of visionary leaders who can break down silos, tackle the root causes of health inequities, and lead in a rapidly evolving landscape. They will build bridges between health care and other factors that have such an enormous influence on people’s health—education, neighborhoods, transportation, income, faith, etc. They will transform our culture at every level, putting health and equity at the core.