NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 CLASS WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 2, 2019
 
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 Prisma Health (formerly known as Greenville Health System).

We will begin nominations for the sixth class of Health Innovators Fellows on December 2, 2019. If you would like to be notified when we open and close nominations, please fill out this form.

 

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.

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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Becoming A Fellow
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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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    Health Innovators Fellowship Announces Its Fifth Class
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  • Four Ways Health Innovators Fellows Are Making Health Care More Just
    Four Ways Health Innovators Fellows Are Making Health Care More Just
    The debate about U.S. health care can seem never-ending, but Health Innovators Fellows are working to break through the noise. Last week, members of the Health Innovators Fellowship’s third class shared how they are addressing injustices in U.S. health care at Aspen Ideas: Health 2019. Their session, “And Justice for All,” focused on inadequate ... more