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
Katie Hunt
The best career decision I’ve made to date was applying to Health Reformers Academy.
Katie Hunt
2024 HRA Fellowship Graduate
The best career decision I’ve made to date was applying to Health Reformers Academy.
Katie Hunt
Katie Hunt
2024 HRA Fellowship Graduate
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Bootcamp Videos

Join us for a short crash course on the basics of America’s healthcare system and a discussion on advocacy strategies for improving it, taught by some of the nation’s top healthcare policy experts. On your own time, sample this video playlist, then consider applying for the HRA National Fellowship – our signature training experience.

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HRA National Fellowship

The application deadline for the Fall 2024 cohort is Friday, July 26th. The Fall Fellowship will run from September 5th to December 12th. Scholarships are available. Review the frequently asked questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Apply?

The fellowship is well-suited for professionals who (a) have an interest in healthcare policy, though no prior work in the arena is required, (b) are deeply dissatisfied with the current, government-centric direction of healthcare policy in America and want to pursue a more innovative, market-focused path, and (c) want to develop deeper policymaking skills and a broader network of peers. Past participants have included:

  • Executive policy staff from governors’ offices, state health or human services agencies, budget offices, and the federal Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. House and Senate staff, as well as those who work for state legislators, legislative caucuses, or committees
  • Graduate or undergraduate students who are considering a career in healthcare policy
  • Legislators or other elected officials who would like to develop a deeper understanding of healthcare topics
  • Healthcare providers looking to become more deeply involved with – or potentially exploring a career move into – public policy
  • Staff of aligned think tanks and advocacy organizations

What is the Workload during the HRA Fellowship?

The fellowship has been designed to support those who are working or in school full-time. Programming occurs during the evenings, with core policy sessions being held roughly every other week. Fellows are allowed to select the changemaker skill-building seminars they attend based on their interest and personal schedule. Prior to core policy sessions, fellows are asked to read or watch a few articles/presentations, all of which has been carefully selected to allow participants to get up the learning curve quickly. Fellows are expected to attend an in-person fly-in weekend midway through the program to complete an intensive policy exercise and spend time networking with their cohort (flight and lodging costs are covered by HRA).

Does the Fellowship Meet Virtually or In-person?

This is a primarily virtual experience. Fellows will attend policy and skill-building classes online, and engagement with the other members of their cohort will primarily occur through an online community platform. However, as noted above, one of the most impactful components of the fellowship experience is an in-person fly-in weekend, where participants will spend a great deal of time with one another and engage in a policy analysis exercise.

How Long Does the Fellowship Last?

The fellowship itself is a roughly three-month experience. However, graduates remain in an online community – with access to people and resources in the HRA community – for years to come.

What Will I Learn in the Fellowship?

HRA fellows will gain foundational healthcare policy knowledge and develop what we call “changemaker” skills. Policy topics taught in the academy include the history of healthcare in America, healthcare economics, the evolution and current state of Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance, modern innovations in healthcare (technology and policy), and more. Skill-building seminars will cover how to read and draft legislation, interview with the media, advise decision makers, write policy briefs, lead changemaking teams, and more.

What is the Cost to Participate?

If accepted, the cost to participate in the fellowship is $3,000, though robust scholarship are available based on need. Please do not let cost be the reason for not applying. The fellowship is free to those who are public employees or non-working students.