Clinical Scholars equity-centered leadership program was led by the University of North Carolina with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2016-2023:
Clinical Scholars work in various settings and disciplines:
Clinical Scholars apply their expertise and passion to make their communities healthier and more equitable. Their collective impact from 2016-2023 totaled:
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 was 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 built 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.