Health Leadership Fellows Program
A collaborative leadership experience toward improved health care

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is committed to improving the health and health care of the communities it serves, particularly frail elders and children living in communities of poverty.

One strategy to achieve that goal is leadership development that focuses on the collaborative implementation of the “Twenty First Century Core Competencies for Health and Human Services.” These competencies reflect person-centered care, continuous quality improvement and national best practices.

Launched in 2005, the Health Leadership Fellows program seeks to enhance and support a cadre of diverse, highly skilled, collaborative leaders from healthcare and safety-net organizations in western and central New York.


Program Overview

  • The Health Leadership Fellows Program is an 18-month program consisting of four to five residential sessions that are two to three days each.
    • Topic areas include: personal leadership, leading change, communicating as leader, the collaborative leader and results based leadership.
  • Ongoing learning occurs between sessions in small teams. Each team develops a collaborative inter-organizational project. Team work also includes personal leadership plans, case material and application of core competencies
  • Executive coaching is provided for each leadership fellow.
  • Research and academic support is provided for each team.
  • Group learning is supported by a Fellows’ website and access to other leadership offerings.
  • Nationally recognized experts serve as faculty
  • All expenses are underwritten by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
  • Graduates become members of the Fellows Action Network


Who are the Health Leadership Fellows?

Professionals in decision-making positions of influence in health-related or safety-net organizations serving frail elders or children in communities of poverty from the 16 western and central New York counties served by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.

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