Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Four Pillars



Program Themes

Four fellows

Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health’s rigorous curriculum was designed to help fellows develop actionable skills and knowledge across the following four program pillars:

HFA provides insights into the uniquely complicated, highly regulated healthcare ecosystem, which requires innovators to navigate complex business models, a multitude of stakeholders, and clinical validation.

HFA fellows learn how to leverage design thinking techniques (e.g., shadowing, simulation) to build solutions “with and not for” end users, incorporating their input and improving care outcomes.

HFA offers training in lean startup principles and other creative techniques that are essential to innovating in highly complex care delivery systems.

HFA facilitates the development of individual leadership skills, provides a toolkit to develop and achieve goals, and assists fellows in creating a compelling personal brand.