• - April 10, 2023
  • Partial Scholarship

Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity are a community of global leaders that understand the foundations of health inequity. Their 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.

The profound, life-limiting disparities in health and health care that exist throughout the world can be combatted and mitigated. This can be accomplished by people—determined people, with the appropriate training, strategically located in health sectors around the world. The product of their work, in a thousand different settings, will be years of life gained and quality of life enhanced for millions of individuals, families, and communities.

Their mission is to develop global leaders who understand the foundations of health inequity and have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable organizations and communities.

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, they encourage you to apply.

The program’s Objectives are to:

  • Know Disparities
  • Combat Inequity
  • Build Leaders
  • Create a Network

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.

Selected fellows will need to:

  • Attend in-person convenings throughout the year (5-week time commitment).
  • Participate in the online curriculum that includes: biweekly online classes, individualized coaching, peer mentoring, and team-based learning (12-16 hours per month).
  • Be proficient in the English language





Online, United States


At the end of the fellowship year, fellows are inducted into the Atlantic Fellows lifelong community, where they have access to:

  • A network of more than 600 leaders from 70+ countries committed to combating inequity in their communities.
  • Continued learning, connection, community-building, and chances to amplify and create change through All Fellows Convenings.
  • Professional networking, community-building, and knowledge exchange through the Atlantic Fellows Hub.
  • Funding opportunities.
  • Professional development.




Individuals who:

  • Want to become global leaders in the elimination of health disparities.
  • Are early to mid-career.
  • Are currently engaged in health-related work.
  • Are currently in leadership or a position that has potential for leadership.
  • Value diverse perspectives.
  • Enjoy working in groups.



Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply through online application.

1. You will be asked to provide information about yourself, your employment setting, your professional field, etc.
Things to note, include:

  • Country of citizenship (primary citizenship if you have citizenship in multiple countries)
  • A country that you work and reside in (this determines if you are an international or domestic applicant)

2. A brief statement of interest (no more than 500 words) should address the reasons you want to be a fellow, including:

  • A discussion of your major strengths and unique personal and leadership characteristics.
  • A description of your experience and contributions to health equity, either in your work or through community or volunteer service.
  • Plans for continued development of your health equity leadership skills after you complete the fellowship. Explain how you will contribute to the development of health equity at the national, regional, or local level in conjunction with your employer. Also, how you envision the fellowship experience will affect your overall career goals and direction.

3. A project 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.

4. Documents including:

  • Employer Support Form
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume

5. Voluntary Self-Identification



Application Deadline: April 10, 2023 (20 Days Remaining)

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Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University 2175 K Street, NW, Suite 250 Washington, DC 20037
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