The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C.

Since 1973, this non-partisan fellowship has offered exclusive, hands-on policy experience with the most influential congressional and executive offices in the nation’s capital to exceptional mid-career health professionals, behavioral/social scientists, and others with an interest in health and health care who:

  • Possess the skills and commitment to use the fellowship experience to provide leadership in improving health, health care, and health policy at the national, state, or local level;
  • Bring a depth of expertise and knowledge about health and health care to the policymaking process; and
  • Can offer an informed perspective on important and complex challenges facing health policymakers.

Over 300 fellows from across the nation have worked hand-in-hand with the best and brightest in federal health policy to gain an insider's perspective of the political process, develop unmatched leadership skills, and build a professional network that lasts a lifetime.

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