Fellowship Overview

The goal of the Health Innovators Fellowship is to strengthen the leadership of innovators across the United States health care ecosystem and to connect, inspire, and challenge these leaders to create new approaches to improve the health and well-being of Americans. Health Innovators Fellows are proven, highly successful entrepreneurs and innovators in the U.S. health care field who have reached a point in their lives and careers when they are ready to use their skills and experiences to “paint on a broader canvas.” Using the time-tested method of text-based dialogue and building upon the Aspen Institute's commitment to values-based, action-oriented leadership, the Fellowship offers health leaders a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from a diverse group of peers with whom they would not ordinarily interact while they undertake a personal journey that allows them to reflect on how they can have an even greater positive impact on U.S. health care.

The Health Innovators Fellowship is generously funded by the Greenville Health System, South Carolina's largest not-for-profit health care system and an advocate for healthy living initiatives across the state. To learn more about this partnership, please click here.

 

About the Fellowship

Fellows must be nominated by a third party and selected by the Aspen Institute to participate in the program. Each class will consist of 20 Fellows who will participate in four seminars of 6-7 days each under the guidance of the skilled moderators of the Institute. Fellows must commit to attending all four seminars in their entirety, for a total of approximately 26 days of seminar meetings. They also must commit to designing and launching a leadership venture that addresses a challenge within the U.S. healthcare system. The Fellows' participation will be without cost to them or their organizations, with the exception of their travel costs and any incidental expenses they incur. Limited financial assistance may be provided for travel on a case by case basis. NOTE: Nominations for the fourth class of Health Innovators Fellows have closed, and the nomination dates for the fifth class are TBD. If you are interested in receiving an email when our next nominations cycle opens, please email Rima Cohen or Emily Rubenstein.
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Our Approach

 

Developing Leaders

Each class consists of 20 Fellows who participate in four seminars of 6 to 7 days each, directed by experienced Aspen Institute-certified instructors. Fellows commit to attending all four seminars in their entirety, for a total of approximately 26 days of seminar meetings. The Fellowship is advised by a six-member Board of Overseers.
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Building Community

Fellows are part of a group of inspired and dedicated leaders who are changing the landscape of the U.S. health care system. These men and women are "doers" and are committed to making an impact. As Health Innovators Fellows, they are part of the larger Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), a worldwide community of successful, high-integrity, entrepreneurial leaders committed to making the world a better place. 

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Taking Action

Each Health Innovators Fellow must commit to designing and launching a leadership venture of his or her own choosing. This initiative mobilizes Fellows’ energies, skills, and resources to address pressing U.S. health care challenges. The leadership venture requirement is integral to the Fellowship experience.
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Health Innovators Fellowship News

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    Announcing The Fourth Class Of The Health Innovators Fellowship
      21 highly successful health care leaders were selected to the 2018 Class of Health Innovators Fellows. They join a network of entrepreneurs and innovators from across the US health care ecosystem who are committed to strengthening their leadership and developing new approaches to improve the health and well-being of Americans. Fellows come from ... more
  • HIF3
    Announcing The Third Class Of The Health Innovators Fellowship
    We are proud to announce the third Class of the Health Innovators Fellowship—21 highly successful entrepreneurs and innovators in the U.S. health care field committed to strengthening their leadership and improving health and health care in the United States. The extraordinary group of individuals in Class 3 hail from all parts of the country and ... more