Fellows Action Network (FAN)

FAN is a network of skilled, collaborative leaders who are graduates of the Health Leadership Fellows program of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and the graduates of the Ladder to Leadership program of the Center for Creative Leadership in CNY, sponsored by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. The FAN seeks to improve the quality of life in Western and Central New York through advocacy, action and professional development.


Our Mission:
FAN is dedicated to create positive change in all aspects of the health and healthcare of vulnerable people in our communities.

Guiding Principles:

  • We Serve Our Communities by working to build relationships that are both internal and external to the FAN guided by the tenets of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Core Competencies.
  • We Value Collaboration and Teamwork Ahead of Competition by having open discussions that respect different points of view, recognizing that conflict is an opportunity for growth and working toward consensus in our decision-making.
  • We Empower Ourselves and Our Communities by sharing resources and providing professional development activities.

FAN Values:

  • Community Responsibility
  • Research and Sharing Best Practices
  • IOM Core Competencies
    • Patient centered care
    • Evidence base practice
    • Quality improvement
    • Interdisciplinary teams
    • Informatics

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