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The 2016 Jonas Salk Fellowship: Master-Designing the Future of Healthcare, Starting Over

Imagine if you could create a high-performing healthcare system from scratch, if you could wipe the slate clean of current delivery and payment models and design something updated and high performing—building on new technologies, population health concepts, and data availability. Imagine if you could create a system wired for continuous improvement, ongoing innovation, rapid feedback, superb patient care, and efficiency.

If this appeals to you and if you have a taste for utopian design, then the 2016 Jonas Salk Fellowship will provide you with the opportunity and support to realize your dream. Why does imagining the ideal matter? Because it is a blueprint for future reform.

Working in teams, Fellows will:

  • Create master designs of a health system structured to get the best health outcomes at the most reasonable cost
  • Connect with renowned thought leaders
  • Pitch their vision to a panel of distinguished judges
  • Disseminate visions to a broader audience

Who should apply?
Creative graduate students from diverse disciplines who are interested in system design, healthcare policy and delivery, public health, workforce, patient experience, or health technology.

Dates, Times, & Location:
Wednesdays 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: September 21, September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, & November 30 (dinner included)

QI2T Center, Centre City Tower, 650 Smithfield St., Suite 2600, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Select sessions will be held in the East End.

How to apply:
Please complete the online application, which includes a personal statement, resume, and letter of reference: http://www.qitcenter.org/2016-salk-fellowship.html.

Deadline: Friday, September 9

Please don’t hesitate to contact Rober Ferguson at ferguson@jhf.org with any questions.

Video of the 2015 Jonas Salk Fellowship, Beyond Incremental Change

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