Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellows Program
Welcome to the Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellows Program home page, where applicants can access program information, review materials from past sessions and apply for the next program.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 cohorts. Please visit our "Apply for the Health Policy Fellows Program" tab to submit an application.
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Geiger Gibson Health Policy Fellows Program
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--Tiffany J. Netters, CEO, 504HealthNet, New Orleans, Louisiana
“This Health Policy Fellows program was informative and valuable from start to finish. The group webinars and suggested readings laid the perfect foundation for the face-to-face meeting and project work. Such a great opportunity to learn more about health policy and approaches to effectively communicating your message. There are one or two other staff at my PCA who I think would greatly benefit from the program, and I’ve recommended to my CEO that they apply for the next cohort!”
--Mary Evans, COO, Rhode Island Health Center Association, Providence, R.I.
“Very rarely in my professional life has a learning experience met my very high level of expectations. I learned, develop friendships, challenged and was challenged, laughed and above all left feeling I took with me additional wisdom to use in make a real difference in the community and industry I serve. All my thanks to the staff for developing a fantastic program!”
--Dale Johnson, CFO, North Central Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C.
“This was an amazing experience! It was an opportunity to work with peers interested in advocacy work from across the country and discuss advocacy strategy with advocacy gurus. I learned a lot and was inspired to go back and work on our advocacy program back home. What a well spent three days!”
--Dr. Kemi Alli, CEO, Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton, NJ
“The Geiger Gibson Fellows program exceeded my expectations in a lot of different ways. The amazing faculty, guest presenters, group project exercise, and participation among the fellows made the program an extremely valuable learning experience and a good challenge during the classroom sessions. I was amazed by how much I learned in a single program.”
--Scott Halterman, Assistant Director, CommonWealth Purchasing Group LLC, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Boston, MA
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.
The Health Policy 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 20 participants to facilitate active learning.
In the months leading up to the in-residence session, instruction will be taught using asynchronous content covering the health policymaking process and tools of health policy analysis and advocacy, in order to prepare for the in-residence health policy advocacy case study exercise. Participants will attend the 3-day culminating residential session in either the fall semester (October 19-21, 2020) or the spring semester (April 19-21, 2021) in Washington, DC.
- To gain a knowledge foundation in health policy and advocacy, geared to health centers and the communities they serve;
- To acquire and use skills related to developing and presenting policy advocacy positions; and
- To interact with policy experts and leaders in health policy and politics
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 $1,700 per fellow, not including travel, lodging, and meal expenses.
We are now accepting applications for the October 2020 and April 2021 cohorts. Click on the "Apply for the Health Policy Fellows Program" tab on the left-hand side of the website.