Our Programs

Educating and training difference makers.

You want to make an impact. HRA will help you succeed.

Driving policy change is a challenge. It takes knowledge, skill, and a supportive network of talented partners. At HRA, our programming is designed to develop well-rounded, knowledgeable change agents in the healthcare policy arena.
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Knowledge: Learn How Healthcare Works

Gain a foundational understanding of how the American healthcare system operates, ideas for how it can be improved, and trade-offs associated with any healthcare policy change.
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Skills: Become a Strong, Strategic Advocate

Learn how to effectively drive change from within or outside of government, including how to advise decision makers, write concisely and persuasively, present recommendations, and navigate the legislative and regulatory processes.
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Network: Build a Team of Partners and Mentors

Join an online network of peer professionals and some of the most talented, forward-thinking healthcare reformers in America.
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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.

Lauren Stewart
“The HRA program has been incredibly valuable to me, both professionally and personally. The cohort is a perfectly sized group with varying backgrounds and knowledge in healthcare and healthcare policy. This provides the opportunity to look at the complex topics and projects we are assigned through a number of different lenses, just as you need to do as a successful healthcare policy professional in the real world. The instructors and lessons make healthcare policy tangible as they share their in depth insight and break down the 5 W's on the gaps in our healthcare system. The HRA cohort is intellectually stimulating and in a very short time, it equips you with actionable knowledge and applicable skills to drive impactful healthcare reforms. Lastly, and somewhat to my surprise - HRA has made learning the ins and outs of healthcare policy FUN! Come ready to learn a lot, meet wonderful people & to feel like there is endless opportunity to change healthcare in your community, state or country for the better.”
Lauren Stewart
2023 HRA FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT
“The HRA program has been incredibly valuable to me, both professionally and personally. The cohort is a perfectly sized group with varying backgrounds and knowledge in healthcare and healthcare policy. This provides the opportunity to look at the complex topics and projects we are assigned through a number of different lenses, just as you need to do as a successful healthcare policy professional in the real world. The instructors and lessons make healthcare policy tangible as they share their in depth insight and break down the 5 W's on the gaps in our healthcare system. The HRA cohort is intellectually stimulating and in a very short time, it equips you with actionable knowledge and applicable skills to drive impactful healthcare reforms. Lastly, and somewhat to my surprise - HRA has made learning the ins and outs of healthcare policy FUN! Come ready to learn a lot, meet wonderful people & to feel like there is endless opportunity to change healthcare in your community, state or country for the better.”
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
2023 HRA FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT
Abigail Chance
"Health Reformers Academy has broadened my foundational understanding of healthcare policy and has facilitated connections with industry experts. The combination of professional skill training and policy exploration have made me a more well-rounded analyst. HRA has also been an invaluable networking experience and I've fostered meaningful connections with my peers in free-market healthcare reform."
Abigail Chance
2022 BOOTCAMP AND 2023 FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT
"Health Reformers Academy has broadened my foundational understanding of healthcare policy and has facilitated connections with industry experts. The combination of professional skill training and policy exploration have made me a more well-rounded analyst. HRA has also been an invaluable networking experience and I've fostered meaningful connections with my peers in free-market healthcare reform."
Abigail Chance
Abigail Chance
2022 BOOTCAMP AND 2023 FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT
Elise Amez-Droz
“HRA has given me the chance to belong to a tight-knit community of professionals who are passionate about making the healthcare system more resilient, innovative, and compassionate by tapping into market-based solutions. It’s been a privilege to learn from top experts who know not just how the system works but also what can be done to reform it. More than any other fellowship I’ve been a part of, HRA allows fellows to shape the course of the fellowship by putting discussion topics on the agenda and creating opportunities to learn from and collaborate with each other. I think all reform-minded early- and mid-career professionals in health policy can benefit tremendously from participating in HRA.”
Elise Amez-Droz
2023 HRA FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT
“HRA has given me the chance to belong to a tight-knit community of professionals who are passionate about making the healthcare system more resilient, innovative, and compassionate by tapping into market-based solutions. It’s been a privilege to learn from top experts who know not just how the system works but also what can be done to reform it. More than any other fellowship I’ve been a part of, HRA allows fellows to shape the course of the fellowship by putting discussion topics on the agenda and creating opportunities to learn from and collaborate with each other. I think all reform-minded early- and mid-career professionals in health policy can benefit tremendously from participating in HRA.”
Elise Amez-Droz
Elise Amez-Droz
2023 HRA FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANT
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101 Bootcamp

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!

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HRA Fellowship

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 application deadline is Friday, July 26th. The cohort will run from September 5 to December 12. 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.

Students

Undergraduate or graduate-level students who are connected to a center-right think tank, university program, or other like-minded group

Policy Staffers

Current policy staffers or advisors who work – either entirely or partly – on healthcare topics at the local, state, or federal level

Prospects

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.