Developing Health Leaders to Champion Health Equity
The fellowship’s major focus areas include leadership development, health policy, and health equity, with concentrations in both behavioral and sexual health. The curriculum includes formal and informal instruction, policy leadership shadowing and learning experiences, and community-based practicum experiences. In addition, fellows have practice, teaching, and/or research responsibilities with academic departments and complete a health policy research project.
Based on our five-year experience, the following lessons have emerged: (1) a commitment to diversity and health equity are fundamental values that must be integrated across across the training program; (2) a social determinants of health and health-in-all-policies lens needs to be integrated across program activities; and (3) strategic collaboration and partnerships with agencies and community-based organizations are critical to ensuring training experiences that prepare leaders to advance health equity in all policies.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Describe core training modalities for preparing health leaders to advance health equity in all policies Discuss the value of diverse, multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches to reducing health disparities and advancing health equity Assess opportunities to collaborate with professional and community-based partners to train health leaders prepared to advance health equity in all policies
Keyword(s): Health Disparities/Inequities, Public Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am director of health policy at Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and developed and direct our postdoctoral health policy fellowship program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.