Kraft Practitioner Program

The Kraft Practitioner Program is a two-year program that aims to recruit and retain mission-driven physicians and advanced practice nurses in community health centers and equip them to take on leadership roles within their organizations. Participants are selected from a pool of applicants nominated by community health centers that have been chosen to serve as community-based practice sites. Full-time physicians and advanced practice nurses who are within the first five years of their community health careers are eligible for this program.

Clinicians selected to participate in the Kraft Practitioner Program will have 15% of their time protected to: engage in program activities; prepare for, attend, and actively participate in monthly learning days; complete a quality improvement or research project selected in consultation with the health center leadership; and develop career goals and a professional development plan that includes self-directed and peer learning components. Up to ten clinicians will be selected for each Kraft Practitioner Program class.

Upon completion of the program, it is anticipated that Kraft Practitioners will remain in active clinical practice at community health centers as they grow into leadership positions, participate in staff recruitment and retention, and continue to engage with the Kraft Center as members of a lifelong learning community.

Please note that the Kraft Practitioner Program is now offered on an every-other-year basis only. The next class of Kraft Practitioners will begin in July 2017.