The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity aims to develop global leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable health systems, organizations, and communities.

Health equity speaks to the idea of fairness in realizing the benefits of public health and health care.

Despite progress, less advantaged groups continue to live shorter lives and health gaps persist within and between countries.

The fellowship trains leaders to recognize, understand, and bridge these health gaps. It aims to create a global network of committed leaders working across across societies and nations to promote health equity.


Program

Discussing vaccination of young children among low-income migrant communities. Photo: Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

Discussing vaccination of young children among low-income migrant communities. Photo: Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, based at George Washington University's Health Workforce Institute in Washington, D.C., selects Fellows from the United States and the world based on a demonstrated prior commitment to health equity and leadership potential. 

  • 20 fellows annually (US and global) in a non-residential program

  • 4-in-person convenings (totaling 5 weeks) and 16-bi-weekly online sessions

  • Blended in-person and online learning, individualized coaching, peer mentoring, and team-based learning

  • Continued community, collaboration and access to resources to support Fellows and their work

Program staff based at George Washington University Health Workforce Institute.

 


This program has been life-changing—it has deepened and expanded my understanding of health equity, and given me a new context of how these issues intersect. Most importantly, it has been a reminder of how our work and our lives are interconnected. Only by working together can health equity be achieved.”
— Zulayka Santiago, 2017 Atlantic Fellow For Health Equity

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Banner photo: Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Fellow Tyler Spencer, Founder and Executive Director of The Grassroot Project, facilitates games based sexual health curriculum in a middle school in Washington DC. Photo: Yang Jiang.