AMA accepting applications for Medical Justice in Advocacy fellowship

February 22, 2022

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine are accepting applications for a collaborative educational initiative to empower physician-led advocacy that advances equity and removes barriers to optimal health for marginalized people and communities. The application for the Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is open until March 14, 2022.

The AMA-SHLI Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a unique, first of its kind post-doctoral fellowship designed to enhance physicians’ advocacy leadership skills to improve health outcomes and advance health equity and justice in the areas they serve or may serve through policy and structural changes.

Using an anti-racist, equity-centered learning framework, the fellowship will provide a mentoring and training platform that will equip participants with the foundational skills, tools and knowledge to engage in institutional and political health advocacy. This will involve exploring several critical topic areas, including:

·         Upstream (action-based) models of advocacy that address social and structural drivers of health

·         Structural, cultural, political, and historical analysis of the production of inequities

·         Sector and resource engagement required to improve community health and well-being

The fellowship runs from Sept. 2022 - Nov. 2023 and participating fellows will receive a stipend of $15,000 for their participation in the program and would be eligible for up to 28 CME credit hours.

The implementation of the Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship aligns with the AMA’s strategic approach to collaborate with stakeholders to eliminate health inequities by pushing upstream and creating pathways for truth, reconciliation, and healing to remove obstacles in patient care. Under Morehouse School of Medicine’s vision of leading in the creation and advancement of health equity, SHLI aims to be the leading transformational force for health equity in policy, leadership development, and research. 

Visit the Medical Justice in Advocacy application website for more information about eligibility and how to apply.


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