Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is Accepting Applications for 2011-2012
Health and Aging Policy Fellows22 December 2010 - Original Source
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The following is an announcement by Dr. Harold Alan Pincus, the program's National Director, for applications being accepted for the 2011-2012 fellowship year.
I am pleased to announce the 4th year of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. The goal is to create a cadre of leaders across multiple disciplines and career stages to serve as change agents to improve the lives of older adults.
Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and directed by me in collaboration with the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program, this national program provides professionals with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues with a remarkable opportunity to understand and impact policy.
The program offers two different tracks:
(1) Residential fellows work full-time in a nine-to-12-month placement (in the US Senate or House of Representatives, executive agencies, or 'think tank' organizations).
(2) Non-residential fellows remain in their current positions while working on a specific policy project which may involve brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites.
Core program components focused on an extensive orientation and retreats on health, aging and legislative issues and processes, career development, mentorship and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks.
Previous fellows have been placed in the US Senate Finance Committee; the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); House Democratic Caucus; offices of individual Senators and Congresspersons; Department of Veterans Affairs; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se