Achieving a high-performing and equitable health care system requires dedicated physician leaders who will promote policies and practices that improve access to high-quality care for historically marginalized 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 supports two fellowships, at Harvard University and Yale University, to develop a generation of health care professionals and leaders who will contribute to transforming health care systems and policies.
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 historically marginalized populations. Fellows complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health or a Master of Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. They also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and public policy.
Launched in 2018, the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership at Yale University recruits fellows with a commitment to health equity who seek to address the persistent inequities in the U.S. health care system and gain the frameworks, insights, and professional connections necessary to effectively forge solutions. Fellows complete the 22-month MBA for Executives (EMBA) program at the Yale School of Management, with a focus in health care.