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 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 (creative graduate students from health-related disciplines):
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
This Fellowship runs from September to November each year. The 2017 application process will be announced in June.
Video of the 2015 Jonas Salk Fellowship, Beyond Incremental Change