About the Fellowship
The Community Health Center Executive Fellowship (CHCEF) began in 2007 as a collaboration among the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Greater Midwest Association of Primary Health Care (GMAPHC), and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU). Originally developed as a regional program for individuals aspiring to positions of executive directors and senior managers of Community Health Centers, the CHCEF has grown to be nationwide and accommodates aspiring as well as current executive directors and CEOs. Over 231 fellows from 24 states and one territory have successfully completed the program.
Individuals from all states are welcome to apply. The CHCEF provides education and skill development in key areas of management competency and executive leadership. In addition to assisting existing health centers with succession planning, the fellowship also provides management resources for new centers.