|Our nation’s ability to tackle difficult societal and health challenges depends on the skills and creativity of its leaders, and their ability to influence, inspire, and lead in a rapidly changing environment. To make a shift as bold as creating a Culture of Health—a shift that relies on increasing equity and combating the effects of racism and poverty—it is imperative that many of these leaders are from or working in communities with limited resources and opportunities. And to create change at every level of society, they must represent every sector and discipline, recognizing that health is greatly influenced by complex social factors in addition to health care.
That is the opportunity before us as we open applications for the new programs.
So if you are—or know of—a leader who is eager to challenge the status quo, break down silos among sectors and disciplines, and promote equity in building a Culture of Health in America, please consider applying or encouraging others to do so.