The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Clinical Scholars program, in partnership with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, AcademyHealth and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Clinical Scholars is a new national leadership development program that prepares health care providers to build an inclusive society where health is a guiding value and all people live longer, healthier lives. This shift toward a Culture of Health will be fueled by leadership, innovation, and collaboration from clinicians pursuing leading-edge research, policies, and practice.
“We are excited about the partnership with the University of North Carolina in this innovative and exciting program that addresses 'wicked problems' through leadership development and training,” says Al Richmond. Since November 2015, CCPH has been engaged in the Planning and Launch Phases of the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program. This opportunity will allow CCPH to be a leader in keeping the voice of the “community” at the forefront while training leaders on incorporating community in all aspects of this new program.
CCPH has a tremendous responsibility to ensure that community voices are present in the Clinical Scholars program. In an effort to promote community inclusiveness, CCPH is developing online training modules, webinars, teaching in person seminars on inclusiveness of community and will also provide technical assistance to teams interested in learning more about community engagement. CCPH is committed to building a Culture of Health inclusive of community by expanding our boundaries to promote leadership development by educating change leaders and other professionals.
The kick-off for the inaugural Clinical Scholars Program class will be held September, 24 - 29 in Princeton, NJ. Three of the five days will focus on the Clinical Scholars and two days will engage members from all four of the RWJF Leadership Programs. CCPH will facilitate presentations on Community Engagement for Creating a Culture of Health during the week.
The first application process for the Clinical Scholars Program closed on April 19. Applications received were diverse and we are excited to get to meet the new applicants in September. If you didn't apply this year, or weren’t selected, we invite you to stay in touch and consider applying next year. See below for more details!
Do you have addtional questions about the RWJF leadership programs or the application process?
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Clinical Scholars is one of four national change leadership programs, 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 health care leaders with landmark programs for clinical scholars, physicians, nurses, and researchers. Building on this legacy, the Foundation created these programs to invest in leaders from more 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.
The additional three change leadership programs are based at leading institutions and organizations across the country, and include Interdisciplinary Research Leaders for researchers and community leaders (University of Minnesota); Culture of Health Leaders for collaborations across disciplines and sectors (National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION) and Health Policy Research Scholars for first- or second-year doctoral scholars (Johns Hopkins University). More information on these programs and who may apply is available at www.rwjf.org/changeleaders.
Program applications will open January 2017 and are due March 8, 2017. Our hope is to have as diverse an applicant pool as possible and that all potentially eligible candidates know about the new focus of the programs.
Clinical Scholar Fellows eligibility criteria:
Read the 2017 Fact Sheet for more details on the program. Teams from one profession (all physician or all pharmacists) are strongly discouraged.
For More Information
Listen to a preview of the new leadership programs: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=fsazqi
For additional information, visit: http://clinicalscholarsnli.org/