Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship Program 2019


Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship Program 2019

Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) is a one year, non-residential fellowship program offered by the George Washington University through the generosity of the Atlantic Philanthropies.


Fellows will be selected from the United States and low and middle-income countries based on a demonstrated prior commitment to health equity and leadership potential.  Fellows must also be actively working in a field related to health. The program will build and support a linked group of global multidisciplinary leaders equipped with the technical knowledge, skills, and network to advance health equity in their communities, institutions, and professional circles. The program will select 20 U.S. and global fellows per year.


Program & focus:

To develop global leaders who understand the drivers of health inequity in populations within the U.S. and globally, and possess the knowledge, skills, and courage to build organizations and communities that foster health equity, fellowship program will:

  • blend in-person and online learning to build comprehensive knowledge of national and international health disparities
  • enhance fellows capability to address these disparities through conversations with content experts and visits to programs and institutions pioneering positive change
  • provide a personalized leadership curriculum that emphasizes practical approaches to creating change


Fellows will:

  • convene 4 times in person over the course of the program (anticipated time commitment of 5 weeks)
  • participate in biweekly online classes, individualized coaching, peer mentoring, and team-based learning (anticipated time commitment of 12-16 hours per month)
  • remain in their place of employment for the duration of the program
  • need to be proficient in the English language


  • Early to mid-career professionals who are currently engaged in health sector work
  • Professionals working in, but not limited to: media, business, art, law, academia, government, and health care delivery
  • Individuals possessing some experience with social accountability issues
  • Individuals currently working in a role that involves leadership or the potential for leadership


  • ​January 28 – February 8, 2019: Initial convening – Washington, DC
  • February – May 2019: Semester 1 Online Learning
  • June 2019: Mid-year convening – Location TBD
  • August – November 2019: Semester 2 Online Learning 
  • September 2019: Convening at Beyond Flexner – Location TBD
  • December 2019: Final convening – Washington, DC


Read also:  Chinese University Program (CUP) in HUST, 2018

Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2018 at 11:59 EST



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