Center for Clinician Advancement

As one of the largest employers of clinicians in the United States, UnitedHealth Group recognizes the critical role of clinicians in the health care system.


The Center for Clinician Advancement (CFCA) helps clinicians successfully navigate the demands of a swiftly evolving profession so they can become leaders in their areas of expertise and emerge as innovators in new areas of care delivery.

The CFCA energizes clinicians for an expanding role in solving some of the most pressing health care problems of today and tomorrow, preparing them to tackle the challenges of a health care system in transition and help shape the future of the industry.

About the Center

In 2008, UnitedHealth Group launched the Center for Nursing Advancement to promote the development of nurse leaders with strong clinical skills and sharp business acumen to help drive systemic improvement in health care. To support even more UnitedHealth Group clinical professionals, the expanded Center for Clinician Advancement was launched in 2015.

Today, the Center serves more than 52,000 licensed clinicians in all 50 states and seven countries around the world.


Our Priorities 

Learning and Development
The CFCA enhances clinician competence and capability to work in an evolving interprofessional environment and influence consumer health and care outcomes.
Practice and Advocacy
The CFCA enables clinicians to inform and educate others regarding their role, supports full scope of practice and advocates through federal and state efforts. The Center creates an environment where clinicians experience professional satisfaction and purpose, positively impacting health outcomes and productivity.
Business of Health Care
The CFCA develops clinicians who understand the business of health care, enabling them to make sound clinical decisions within the business environment. The Center prepares clinicians to understand the “what” and “why” of business decisions and play a key role in achieving the business goals of UnitedHealth Group.
Clinician Community
The CFCA cultivates interprofessional collaboration and fosters a clinician community that forges connections and encourages knowledge sharing. The Center celebrates and recognizes valued clinicians and works to build their reputation within and outside of the company.




Programs & Initiatives

The Center for Clinician Advancement offers programs and resources designed to develop, retain and engage clinicians and clinician leaders. The Center programs and initiatives support members of our care team with resources specifically tailored to nurses, social workers, pharmacists, advanced practice clinicians, behavioral health clinicians, physicians and other licensed clinical professionals.