The Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellows Program (previously the Geiger Gibson Capstone) is designed to meet the professional needs of mid-level and senior staff pursuing leadership careers in community health centers and state and regional primary care associations.
In this Fellowship Program, health center and PCA staff will develop a deeper understanding of health policy and acquire health policy analysis competencies of value to their organizations’ policy and advocacy work.
Applications for the 2018 Fellows class now being accepted through December 31, 2017.
The Fellows Program is designed for motivated mid-level and senior level staff pursuing management and leadership careers in health centers, PCAs, and HCCNs. Each Fellows class is limited to 25 participants to keep the program intimate.
- April - September 2018: instruction taught via online sessions covering the health policymaking process and tools of health policy analysis and advocacy, with preparation for a health policy advocacy exercise
- November 2018: 4-day culminating residential session in Washington, DC
To provide rising health center/PCA leaders an immersive experience in federal health policy and health policymaking;
To learn how to engage in translational and transformational thinking regarding how policy affects the real world of health centers and patients; and
To teach these principles using real-world cases of high relevance to health centers that will help Fellows develop basic health policy analysis competencies that enable them to use information to develop positions and engage in advocacy.
Faculty at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, senior NACHC staff, Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitors, Washington D.C. health policy experts, and congressional and agency staff will provide instruction.
The Program tuition is $1,500 per fellow, not including travel, lodging and meal expenses.