California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program
Applications Open April 2

The California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program prepares clinically trained professionals to lead California’s health care organizations and creates a network of strong and effective leaders who are focused on improving health care for all Californians. This rigorous, part-time, two-year fellowship addresses essential leadership and management skills, as well as health care trends and policy topics. Since 2001, 480 health professionals have participated in the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program. The California Health Care Foundation sponsors this program, which is administered by Healthforce Center.

Applications for the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program (2018-2020) will be available April 2, 2018.  Applications are due June 8 by 11:59 PM.  

Who should apply

The part-time program is for clinically trained health care professionals with at least five years of leadership experience who live and work in California. We seek diversity across disciplines, organizations, geography and ethnicity.


The California Health Care Foundation covers most program costs, but fellows’ home organizations must pay tuition, as shown below. In addition, fellows are responsible for travel expenses.                                                        

Safety net organizations                        $5,000 per person
Not-for-profit organizations                    $8,000 per person
All other organizations                           $10,000 per person

As with past cohorts, the ability to pay is not a consideration in the selection process. Tuition reductions will be considered in cases of unusual hardship for individuals who are selected to participate.

Learn more and apply here


Application Deadline

Application due date is June 08, 2018

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