The subject, size and scale of your proposed project is up to you. Several project areas that may impact your organization include:
- Redesigning care delivery
- Improving quality and outcomes
- Managing risk and offering new payment models
- Implementing operational solutions
- Creating age-friendly health systems
You will have the chance to work with a mentor to scale your project according to your organization’s resources.
Application opened in January 2021. Completed applications with all required documents are reviewed on rolling basis.
Once your application has been received with all required application materials, an application is considered complete and the review process begins. Applications are reviewed by a panel of American Hospital Association executives. Applicants will be notified via email sent to their current email address on file from email@example.com within 30 days of confirmed receipt of application.
Applicants will be notified via email sent to their current email address on file from firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of confirmed receipt of application.
In order to hold your spot in the program, AHA requires a non-refundable deposit of 25%, or $2,500, due within 30 days of your acceptance date. Tuition must be paid in full by July 1 to maintain your spot in the program. If payments are not made in full by that date, AHA reserves the right to refund all payments made to date, minus the non-refundable deposit, and make your spot available to another participant.
This is a competitive fellowship program for health care leaders who are accomplished in their careers and expected to rise to the top of their fields in the next five to ten years. They are leading (or on the verge of leading) transformation efforts at department, organization, enterprise and/or system levels. The program aims to select a cohort of leaders who bring diverse perspectives and experiences from a variety of settings: clinical, strategy and operational backgrounds with a strong foundation in quality, safety, affordability and are looking to expand skills to effect change at their organization. Therefore, a limited number of applicants will be accepted into each fellowship class. Although applicants will be accepted from non AHA-member organizations, preference will be given to AHA member organization-employed applicants.
Yes. Attendance at the AHA Leadership Summit July 22-24, 2021 (Nashville) and July 17-19, 2022 (San Diego) is required. Fellows will be given a discounted attendance rate for both conferences.
*Fellows will only be required to be in Nashville for the kick-off event and are not required to attend the entire conference. An exclusive reception for fellows at Summit will be announced in spring 2021.
Each Fellow will be paired with a senior health care leader who has demonstrated expertise in the area of focus for the project the applicant selected.
Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation page. We recommend that you print your confirmation page for your records. You will also receive an email confirmation from email@example.com 1-2 business days later.
Participants will be able to report credit earned in the program to ACHE. There is no limit to how much credit can be reported from the program.
In order to hold your spot in the program, AHA requires a non-refundable deposit of 25%, or $2500, due within 30 days of your acceptance date.
Tuition must be paid in full by July 1 to maintain your spot in the program. If payments are not made in full by that date, AHA reserves the right to refund all payments made to date, minus the non-refundable deposit, and make your spot available to another participant.
Cancellation and Refunds
If you cancel your enrollment prior to program start:
- 60 days or more: AHA retains your deposit and refunds all other payments
- 31-59 days: You will be refunded 50% of your program cost
- 30 days or less: No refund issued
Your cancellation request must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. One fellow may be substituted for another pending a new application and acceptance into the program.
To be considered, no separate application is required. Simply mark "yes" when the application asks, "Are you applying for The John. A. Hartford Foundation Age-Friendly Health Systems Cohort Scholarships?" then describe the focus of your age-friendly project when asked to share your project idea.
This scholarship covers fees for the program: $10,995. However, it does not cover travel expenses and registration for the AHA Leadership Summit in both 2021 and 2022, and any other additional expenses incurred during the program.
A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants who have a strong desire to find ways to meet the complex needs of the growing population of older adults in their hospital or health system and plan to implement the 4Ms Framework.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants will be notified with both their admissions and scholarship decisions via email sent to their current email address on file from email@example.com within 30 days of confirmed receipt of application.
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