Next Generation Leaders Fellowship

Coming in 2020

Health care is changing at a rapid pace, moving from a system that rewards volume to one that promotes and rewards value. America’s hospitals and health systems are transforming to meet the changing needs of our patients and our communities. It is vital that future health care leaders have the knowledge and skills to be adaptive while navigating these changes.

The AHA Next Generation Leaders Fellowship focuses on developing leaders in the domains required to lead health care organizations in the next decade and beyond. Achievement in these domains will aid the leader in moving his or her organization forward during times of uncertainty and ever-changing consumer demands.

The competitive program focuses on helping emerging leaders tackle the key issues and disruptors affecting health care affordability, cost, quality and safety. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills while also providing their organization value impact in the following areas:

  • Redesigning care delivery
  • Improving quality and outcomes
  • Managing risk and offering new payments models
  • Implementing operational solutions

Application opens fall 2019

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Participate in Active, Inquiry-based Learning

Fellows will experience a community of practice and will engage with experts to solve complex problems online and in-person through innovative learning styles – beyond passive, didactic lecture-style presentations.

Establish Lifelong Networking Connections

Fellows have the opportunity to network and make professionals connections with their peers, mentors, and expert faculty. A mentor will be matched to a Fellow in order to provide one-on-one coaching and guidance throughout the program.

Manage Change in the Face of Uncertainty

Fellows gain the skills to lead behavioral and system-based changes within their organization.

Improve Value in Health Care

Through the leadership skills they will gain, Fellows will be able to execute a project that will provide their organization value.



The Next Generation Leaders Fellowship is suited for individuals from AHA member hospitals who are leading (or on the verge of leading) departmental, organizational, enterprise and/or system-wide transformation efforts focused on culture change, value-based care, population health and age-friendly health care. Ideal candidates will have foundational knowledge in these areas and are looking to expand their strategic, operational and thought leadership in order to effect change at their organization.

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