The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is the nation’s most prestigious learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C.

Celebrating 40 YearsSince 1973, this non-partisan  fellowship has offered exclusive, hands-on policy experience with the most influential congressional and executive offices in the nation’s capital to exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care who:

  • Possess the skills and commitment to use the fellowship experience to provide leadership in improving health, health care, and health policy at the national, state or local level;
  • Bring a depth of expertise and knowledge about health and health care to the policymaking process; and
  • Can offer an informed perspective on important and complex challenges facing health policymakers.

Over 250 fellows from across the nation have worked hand-in-hand with the best and brightest in federal health policy to gain an insider’s perspective of the political process, develop unmatched leadership skills, and build a professional network that lasts a lifetime.

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40th Anniversary Video



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40th Anniversary Flip Book

40 Years Flip Book    

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2017 Call for Applications Now Open until Nov. 15

The 2017-2018 Call for Applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is open until 3:00pm ET on November 15. Apply now!