The Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program

This fellowship is named after retired Congressman Louis B. Stokes of Ohio, who is the founder of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. The primary goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified, minority health policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities in the United States and abroad.

This fellowship is named after retired Congressman Louis B. Stokes of Ohio, who is the founder of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. The primary goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified, minority health policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities in the United States and abroad.

Program Description

 The Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program is a 20-month policy training and leadership development program that targets early to mid-level policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities nationally and globally. CBCF Louis Stokes Fellows receive health policy training while working in a CBC Member’s office as well on a congressional committee. Typically, they spend ten months working in a congressional member’s office and the remaining ten months working on a congressional committee that focuses on health-related issues. CBCF complements the fellows’ policy training on the Hill by providing opportunities to improve and develop leadership skills so they can be more effective in their professional roles.

The program also includes educational enrichment opportunities through seminars on policy and politics. These seminars explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of policymaking and policy implementation, and evaluation of policy already implemented. Fellows are also exposed to the history and work of the Congressional Black Caucus, and prepared to analyze the impact of policies on African Americans and other minority groups.

Qualifications

•U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.

 •Graduate or professional degree in a health-related field (behavioral science, social sciences, biological sciences, and health professions) from an accredited institution completed prior to the fellowship start date. In some instances, extensive and relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirements.

 •Familiarity with the federal legislative process, Congress, and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

 •Demonstrated interest in public policy, and commitment to creating and implementing policy to improve the living conditions for underserved and underrepresented individuals.

For more:

http://www.cbcfinc.org/fellowships/louis-stokes-urban-health-public-policy-fellows-program.html