“We are excited to support the development of these emerging palliative care leaders and enhance their expertise so that they can improve patient care and influence broader system change,” said Peggy Maguire, president and board chair of Cambia Health Foundation. “This year’s cohort is comprised of people with diverse interests and experiences who will learn from each other and work together to advance whole-person health for people with serious illness.”
The latest cohort was chosen following a rigorous selection process from a highly competitive pool of candidates that included all members of the interdisciplinary team and health systems professionals working to advance palliative care. Each Sojourns Scholar receives a two-year, $180,000 grant ($90,000/year over a two-year period) to conduct an innovative and impactful project tied to a leadership development plan that positions the scholar for growth as a national leader in the field of palliative care. Scholars also join a collaborative learning community where they receive one-to-one mentoring from an established palliative care leader and targeted training on key leadership skills.
Cambia Health Foundation recently opened the 2023 Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program call for applications, which will be the tenth and final cohort within the original program commitment of investing in up to 12 scholars per year for 10 years.
The Cambia Health Foundation launched the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program in 2014 with the goal of advancing capacity, leadership and innovation in the field of palliative care. The Foundation’s purposeful investment in palliative care leadership supports a larger vision of a transformed health care system that is more compassionate and person-focused. Since the program started, Cambia has awarded more than $17 million to 96 Scholars across the country, each focused on different areas of palliative care, but all committed to improving the experience of people facing serious illness and their caregivers.
Listed below are the 2022 Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program grant recipients and their proposed projects:
The 2022 Scholars include emerging leaders in the following disciplines: chaplain, nurse, pharmacist, physician, psychologist, researcher and social worker. To learn more about the individual scholars, please visit the Sojourns Scholars Scholar page on the Cambia Health Foundation website.
Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions. Founded in 2007, the foundation has funded over $110 million in grants to advance patient- and family-centered care for all. We purposefully invest in ideas that expand access to behavioral health care to advance equity through whole-person health.
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