Educating and training difference makers.
You want to make an impact. HRA will help you succeed.
Knowledge: Learn How Healthcare Works
Skills: Become a Strong, Strategic Advocate
Network: Build a Team of Partners and Mentors
Career: Jumpstart or Propel Your Career
Set yourself up for major professional growth, as you learn about a wide range of healthcare policy roles and explore career opportunities.
If you are interested to learn more about the kind of content HRA makes available, sample this playlist on your own time. Learn from some of the nation’s leading center-right healthcare policy experts. No prior healthcare policy experience is needed to participate. Watch the videos then apply for the HRA Fellowship!
Next Bootcamp: Now
Join a cohort and network of peer professionals to study the ins and outs of the American healthcare system, discuss how it can be improved, and develop an array of advocacy skills designed to help you drive change at the state or federal level. Applications will be followed by an interview. The next application deadline is Friday July 28th. The fall cohort will start September 7th and run through December 14th. Scholarships are available.
Who Should Apply to HRA Programs?
Apply for HRA’s healthcare policy programs to learn from leading experts, network with peers, and develop effective advocacy skills.
Undergraduate or graduate-level students who are connected to a center-right think tank, university program, or other like-minded group
Current policy staffers or advisors who work – either entirely or partly – on healthcare topics at the local, state, or federal level
Those interested in a potential career in public policy, including providers, who may one day work on healthcare issues
FAQs for 201 Fellowship
What is the workload during the fellowship?
We have designed the fellowship with those working, or in school, full-time in mind. Fellows are asked to read some material or review a video ahead of time, but we have selected the best material to get you up the learning curve quickly. We do ask fellows to complete a handful of practical assignments for the fellowship, but those can be completed at your convenience.
Does the fellowship meet in-person or virtually?
Both. Most of the meetings are held over Zoom as fellows are coming from all over the country, but we do get the fellows together for a weekend for a robust group policy exercise.
How long does the fellowship last?
We are experimenting with different lengths for the fellowship, so ask about the length during your interview. However, each fellow is granted access to an online community that they can remain part of for years to come.
What will I learn in the fellowship?
The program is designed to equip fellows with both policy knowledge, but also changemakers skills. Our 2-hour virtual meetings are broken into two parts. First, we learn and discuss with a national expert a foundational policy area such as Medicaid 101, Medicare 101, or the history of the healthcare system in America. You will learn from the people that have run these programs, or are some of the most knowledgeable in the country. Second, we discuss how to most effectively communicate a reform idea, the role that regulations play in policymaking, or advocacy skills. We conclude our time with book reports from fellows about what they are currently reading about to learn more about healthcare policy.