The Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health is pleased to announce an innovative, multidisciplinary, two-year fellowship in community health to begin in July 2012. The Kraft Fellowship Program in Community Health Leadership—the first of its kind—is designed to develop outstanding leaders who combine excellent clinical skills with expertise in social medicine, health policy, advocacy, and other areas relevant to community health. Eligible applicants are physicians who have completed a residency program in primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or psychiatry, and who aspire to have a major impact in improving the health of low-income patients and underserved communities.

The first cohort of four Kraft Fellows will be selected from applicants who have completed (by June 2012) a Massachusetts residency program in primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or psychiatry. In subsequent years, physicians from programs across the nation will be invited to apply.

Elements of the Kraft Fellowship include:

  • Practice in a community health center or other care delivery setting serving diverse, low and moderate income individuals
  • Mentored research/project experience (community-based participatory research or community health improvement project)
  • Study in Harvard graduate degree program with full tuition support
  • Peer learning and mentorship from both community health center leaders and academic medical center leaders
  • Salary with benefits and loan repayment

Learn more about the fellowship program and how to apply.


About the Kraft Center:

The Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health, recently established by a generous gift to Partners HealthCare from the Kraft Family, seeks to improve access to first rate, comprehensive care for diverse, low and moderate income individuals and families.  

Initial components of the Kraft Center include the Kraft Fellowship Program; the Kraft Practitioner Program, an initiative to attract and retain physicians and masters prepared nurses to practice in community health centers and similar settings; and a National Leadership Council that will assist in developing the Center’s national leadership strategy.

Read the original press release about the Kraft Family gift and announcement about the Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health.