The Youth Health Equity Model of Practice Program is to support the future design, implementation, and evaluation of federal and public health workforce policies, specifically as it relates to capacity building for diverse organizations that promote health equity and/or address health disparities. Through this initiative, Health Equity Fellows will be matched with diverse organizations to complete short-term Health Equity Projects that help improve health outcomes and close the gap on racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care
Where will Health Equity Fellows be placed?
Health Equity Fellows will be matched with mentors in diverse organizations to complete a project related to health equity or health disparities. Locations will vary each year. Students will be placed based on their experience, interest and skill sets. Placement sites include:
- Federal, state or local government agencies
- Healthcare delivery organizations and systems
- Public health organizations
- Regional Health Equity Councils
- Academic organizations
- Other institutions that promote health equity and/or address health disparities
What is the placement timeline?
Currently applications will open annually in January and close at the end of February. Selected fellows will be notified in March and will begin their summer placement in early June. The summer placement session range from 8-12 weeks in duration. With approval, there are occasional opportunities for a fellow to be engaged in a health equity project outside of the summer schedule.
Is this opportunity paid?
A stipend may be available as part of the YHEMOP placement. The student application for summer 2017 fellows is currently open and the deadline for student applications is February 15th, 2017.
More information and application: https://www.minorityhealth.