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Health for America at MedStar Health

Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health, a past fellowship program embedded in the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) from 2015 to mid-2018, aimed to activate rising talent to help invent the future of health.

The 11-month HFA fellowship immersed top graduates within three years post bachelor’s degree in hands-on learning and innovation work centered on the program’s four pillars—health, design, entrepreneurship, and leadership—throughout the exploration, ideation, and implementation program phases.

HFA sought to make a difference on three levels:


Motivate rising talent to focus on health.


Create solutions that improve outcomes.


Increase innovation capacity in the health system.

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History of HFA

Learn about HFA's history, before and during its time at MedStar Health.

HFA Alumni

HFA is proud to have supported the early careers of 17 alumni.

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