2025 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity


April 11, 2024

Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity are a community of global leaders that understand the foundations of health inequity. Our fellows use the knowledge and connections they’ve gained through the program to build more equitable communities while continuing to support each other in the fight for fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity (AFHE) program is dedicated to training those leaders – individuals who will have health equity as their mindset and health disparities reduction as their explicit skillset. With this philosophy and support from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity team at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity designed, and in January 2017, launched the Leaders for Health Equity fellowship program, now called the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity at the George Washington University.

This is a one-year fellowship. There are in-person meetings, called convenings, throughout the year that represent a total anticipated time commitment of five weeks. Convenings are full-time, out of office commitments that take place in different parts of the world. In between convenings, there is an online curriculum taught by the AFHE program faculty. These online trainings take place every two weeks for 90 minutes. There is an additional time commitment for self-directed learning of 12-16 hours per month. Self-directed learning activities include completion of program readings, videos and assignments. Assignments may be related to your individual project, reflection and/or program evaluation. Attendance and participation for both in-person and online coursework is required for successful completion of the program.

Fellows must be in their early to mid-career and want to become more effective leaders and work with others to achieve change. Fellows should be currently engaged in health-related work in a leadership role or in a position that has potential for leadership.

In order to address important determinants of health beyond biology and healthy behaviors, we need to involve people and sectors beyond traditional healthcare and public health, as we do in this fellowship program.

There are no specific educational requirements or ‘preferred’ professions – we are a community united by values. The shared attributes and values of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity include action/solutions orientation, equity, inclusivity, courage, curiosity, humility, diversity and creativity. If you share these values, we encourage you to apply.

All educational experiences and travel expenses related to participation in this fellowship including in-person convenings are paid for by Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity.


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