The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars is a three-year national leadership development program that offers interprofessional teams of health professionals (spanning a wide range of disciplines) the opportunity to build and develop unique skills to lead teams, working with and across communities and organizations to build a Culture of Health. More often than not, health professional education and training does not provide the tools, knowledge, and skills they need to lead transformative change. Clinical Scholars is designed to address that gap by offering health professionals the training to:
- Prepare to lead transformative change focused on health equity.
- Realize their unique role as both professionals and trusted members of communities.
- Cooperatively work across disciplines and professions to tackle problems that emerge from complex systems in communities—problems that jeopardize the achieving of a Culture of Health. These are society’s “wicked problems.”