Provider Leadership Program

Thank you for submitting your application to become part of our 2021 cohort. If you missed this year's deadline, please continue to visit our website for updates on future cohorts.
L.A. Care and the Center for Health Care Strategies wish you all the best!

Overview

L.A. Care is pleased to partner with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to offer the redesigned Provider Leadership Program.  Providers practicing in Los Angeles County community health centers will benefit from the program designed to equip participants with practical leadership and management skills necessary to effect transformational change within their health centers and ultimately improve patient care and health outcomes. Our goal is to enhance the capacity of providers in established and emerging leadership roles while serving our most vulnerable and low-income communities.

Providers who are exploring a leadership role and those who are already in a leadership role are invited to apply.

The Provider Leadership Program is offered free of charge to all participants.
 

Application 

Thank you for submitting your application to become part of our 2021 cohort. The application period is now closed. If you missed this year's deadline, please continue to visit our website for updates on future cohorts. L.A. Care and the Center for Health Care Strategies wish you all the best!
 

Participant Selection Criteria 

  • Eligibility. Applicants are welcomed from the following provider types: physician assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, behavioral health providers, dentists, pharmacists, and physicians. Applicants must be employed by a safety net provider organization in Los Angeles County that is contracted with L.A. Care Health Plan.
  • Vision for program participation. Applicants should articulate their leadership goals and how they hope to use the program to achieve them. Applicants should reflect on the practical leadership and management skills they feel are necessary to effect transformational change within their health centers and ultimately improve patient care and health outcomes.
  • Vision for leadership project. Applicants will propose a leadership project as part of their application. Leadership project proposals should clearly depict an organizational or policy challenge they wish to work through as part of the PLP and how the project can help advance the applicant’s leadership development goals.
  • Support from a supervisor or organizational sponsor. Applicants require sponsorship from their supervisor or organizational sponsor who will be asked to submit a letter of support on behalf of the applicant. An organizational sponsor works with the applicant to set aside time to attend all seminars and complete related assignments. The organizational sponsor will also provide advice and feedback on the applicant's organizational leadership project.
  • Ability to commit to PLP schedule of activities. While it is understood that urgent conflicts may arise, priority will be given to applicants who are able to commit to participation in the full complement of PLP program activities.
     

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program:

  • Serving in or exploring in a clinical leadership role at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), FQHC Look-Alike, or not-for-profit community clinic in Los Angeles County that is contracted with L.A. Care Health Plan; and
  • Be a licensed clinician including, but not limited to, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, licensed social worker, pharmacist, dentist, or physician (DO/MD).
     

Participant Expectations

Program participants agree to fully engage in all aspects of this six month program. Specifically, participants agree to:

  • Secure supervisor/organizational sponsorship in the form of a letter of support to allow release time during the work day to attend virtual activities;
  • Attend all virtual seminars;
  • Participate in monthly coaching; and
  • Develop and complete a leadership project to be presented at our closing celebration in September 2021.
     

Program Activities

  • Leadership Assessment: Individual leadership assessments and personalized development plan. 
  • Leadership Coaching: One-on-one coaching sessions to support implementation of a leadership development plan.
  • Leadership Project Development: Monthly leadership project coaching in preparation for final presentations.
  • Leadership Seminars: Participation in 12 virtual seminars from April 2021-September 2021.
     
Seminar Date
Program Kickoff and Orientation April 16, 2021
9 am – 12 pm

Seminar 1: Personal Leadership and Self-Awareness

April 30, 2021 
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 2: Leading with Vision and Purpose

May 14, 2021 
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 3: Moving Vision into Action

May 28, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 4: Change Management

June 11, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 5: Developing, Directing, and Delegating

June 25, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 6: Leading Effective Teams

July 16, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 7: Managing Conflict/Negotiation

July 30, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 8: Health Care Financing to Drive Innovation

August 13, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 9: Measuring Performance

August 27, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Seminar 10: Using Data to Drive Innovation: Reducing Disparities Through a Focus on Equity

September 10, 2021
9 am – 11 am

Program Celebration and Project Presentations

September 24, 2021
9 am – 12 pm

*Topics may be subject to change
Questions can be directed to Madeline Pucciarello, CHCS Program Officer, by sending us a message. Please submit your application by 5 pm PT on March 15, 2021.