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Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

September 18, 2016

Villers Fellows work in the health policy department and assist the organization’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Villers Fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health policy issues.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following the year as a fellow. Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, founder and president of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:

  1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
  2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.

During their year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation and regulatory process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques.

Deadline: January29, 2016

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