Achieving a high-performance health care system requires dedicated physician-leaders who will promote policies and practices that improve access to high-quality care for vulnerable populations, including people of color and economically disadvantaged groups. Building on a long history of working to address disparities in health care, the Commonwealth Fund sponsors two fellowship to help develop such leaders.

The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University, supported since 1996, offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management for physicians committed to transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations. Fellows complete academic work leading to a master of public health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, or a master of public administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and public policy.

The Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership at Yale University launched August 20, 2018, is open to clinicians applying to the university’s MBA for Executives (EMBA) program. The fellowship will support health professionals who seek to understand the persistent inequities in the U.S. health care system and gain the frameworks, insights, and professional connections necessary to effectively forge solutions.