2023 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

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The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program is designed to bring together the many diverse industries and professions that influence health and well-being including, but not limited to: art, law, business, academia, government, journalism, social enterprise, research, media, housing, and health care delivery.

Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is a one-year global fellowship program based at the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute in Washington, DC.

Application deadline: May 1, 2022 11:59pm EDT

Open to participants from all over the world.

The application for our 2023 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity cohort is now open. The application will close on May 1, 2022 11:59pm EDT.


The George Washington University is an active academic citizen of Washington, D.C., the United States, and the world. Our location places us at the core of U.S. government, policy, and law.

Our neighbors include the World Bank, the Pan American Health Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.

We sit where the worlds of science, technology, media, and the arts converge.

Our students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world.

Health equity is both a foundational and elusive concept.

It is foundational because it speaks to the idea of fairness for individuals and populations in realizing the benefits of public health and health care.

It is elusive because advantaged populations receive more and better public health and health care, while less advantaged groups receive less – and live shorter lives, as a result.

Fellows seek to bridge the health equity gap and realize better health outcomes for all.

Fellows will be selected based on demonstrated commitment in the area of health equity and leadership potential.

The program will build and support a group of global, multidisciplinary leaders equipped with the technical knowledge, skills and network to advance health equity in their organizations and communities.

The program will select 10 fellows based in the U.S. and 10 fellows from outside the U.S. per year.

We are looking for leaders who have the courage and compassion to confront life-limiting disparities in health.

Application Timeline

March 1, 2022: Application opens
March 24, 2022: Informational webinar
May 1, 2022: Application closes
June 2022: First round of applicant interviews
July 2022: Second round of applicant interviews
August 2022: Applicant acceptance notifications go out


Who Should Apply

Individuals who:

– Want to become global leaders in the elimination of health disparities

– Enjoy working in groups

– Are early to mid-career

– Are currently engaged in health-related work

– Value diverse perspectives

– Are currently in leadership or a position that has potential for leadership

Application Requirements:


Your personal information will only be used for the purpose of contacting you regarding your application. We will not share this information with any third parties.

You will be asked to provide information about you your employment setting, professional field.

Things to note, include: Country of citizenship and Country that you work and reside in


This brief statement (no more than 500 words) should address the reasons you want to be a fellow, including:

A description of your experience and contributions in health equity, either in your work or through community or volunteer service.

A discussion of your major strengths and unique personal and leadership characteristics

Plans for continued development of your health equity leadership skills after you complete the fellowship.


This proposal should describe one health equity project you would like to complete during the fellowship term. The project should focus on a topic that is aligned with issues that you and/or your organization(s) focus on. The project is a key part of the overall leadership learning experience and you will be coached regularly by the AFHE faculty team. Your project description should include the following:

Introduction, Goal, & Vision (limit 500 words): What is your goal for this project? What is your hopeful vision of the future and how will your project move you closer to this vision?

Timeline: Provide a clear, measurable timeline for your project proposal including a completion date.

Institutional Support: Describe any financial or in‐kind resources your organization will make available to assist you to implement the proposed project during the fellowship.


Employer support form

Letters of recommendation (2)

Curriculum vitae (CV)or Resume


We are dedicated to building a diverse fellowship program and this information will help inform our recruitment efforts. Refusal to provide self-identifying information will not affect your application. Responses will remain confidential within the program.

Note: If you believe you are facing extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from completing certain elements of the application, please contact us directly regarding your concerns and potential accommodation. Your description of extenuating personal circumstances should address why you are unable to submit certain elements of the application. Please note that any such requests should be placed well before the application deadline. Examples include fear of discrimination/personal injury as a result of completing application elements, recent unemployment, and/or other circumstances.

Selection Criteria

Fellows are chosen for the next step of the application process by the strength of their statement of interest, including past accomplishments that demonstrate a strong commitment to health equity, the quality of their project proposal, the strength of their recommendation letters and the completion of the employer support form.

Program Objectives

Know Disparities

Combat Inequity

Build Leaders

Create a Network

Program Expectations

Selected fellows will need to:

Attend 4 in person convenings throughout the year ( it will take 5-week time commitment)

Participate in the online curriculum that includes: biweekly online classes, individualized coaching, peer mentoring, and team-based learning (it will take 12-16 hours per month)

Proficiency in English language is a must

Please note that all educational experiences and travel expenses related to participation in the fellowship will be covered by the program.

More information HERE

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