Thursday, November 14, 2013

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice and the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
During their year-long tenure, Villers fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation and regulatory process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques.

The Villers fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s health policy department. The fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C., and is designed to provide the fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the private insurance market, and health care delivery system reforms—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues.
For more information please see the  website or  flyer/application for more information.
 The application is due January 20th, 2014.

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

The Wellstone fellow’s primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates and community leaders; drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the Families USA website and email lists. During the year, the fellow will learn about health reform implementation, Medicaid, Medicare, health equity, and other important health policy issues. At the same time, the Wellstone fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and organizations.
For more information please see the website or flyer/application for more information.
The application is  due January 31st, 2014.