Deadline: 15 November 2019
Applicants are invited to apply for Healthy Communities Fellowship Program to amplifying the voices of local leaders spearheading community initiatives addressing inequities through the lens of the social determinants of health.
The social determinants of health include social and environmental factors that affect life expectancy outside the doctor’s office, like education, unemployment, food insecurity, housing, gender, race, and disability.
The Healthy Communities Fellowship will select 6 leaders working on these issues in the United States to participate in a curated, one-year fellowship program to develop their voices as experts in the field of the social determinants of health.
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Each fellow will:
- Participate in a curated media training developed by the Aspen New Voices Fellowship, including writing and public speaking
- Bring new conversations and ideas on addressing health inequities using the social determinants of health to major public platforms, including Aspen Ideas: Health Festival and the Aspen Ideas Incubator
- Gain access to a global community of health leaders
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Fellows will receive:
- Storytelling workshop, including writing and public speaking training, in Washington, DC
- Participation in Aspen Ideas Festival: Health conference, June 24-27, 2020 in Aspen, CO
- Access to opportunities to share their stories and bring attention to their work
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- Individuals that are selected to participate in the Healthy Communities Fellowship will be living and working in the United States and meet the following selection criteria:
- Focused on improving health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health, including the environment, education, income inequality, unemployment, food insecurity, housing, social inclusion, health services, gender, race, or disability
- Has a record of significant positive impact in a local community by addressing the social determinants of health in an innovative way, using an explicit equity lens
- Fellow, organization, and community will uniquely benefit from activities of the Healthy Communities Fellowship, as articulated in fellowship application
- Has a passionate, personal connection to the community and the work
- Demonstrates a willingness to receive collaborative feedback from group of fellows and trainers
- Committed to work towards breakthroughs that improve health outcomes for everyone, everywhere
- The Healthy Communities Fellowship is unpaid; however, all travel, lodging and workshop costs will be covered by the program. Fellows must commit to participate in 2 in-person events in Washington, DC and Aspen, CO in January and June of 2020.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
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