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GW: Health Workforce Institute Announces 2019 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity

The George Washington University Health Workforce Institute, based at Milken Institute School of Public Health, announced the 2019 fellows of the year-long Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program. The program honors health sector professionals with a commitment to health equity and demonstrated leadership potential. This year’s fellows, the third class in the program, were selected from a competitive group of applicants from the United States and around the world.

The cohort includes health professionals from the United States, Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, India, and the Philippines. Cohort members have expertise in mental health, social work, art, public health, health policy, medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is part of a broader network of programs at the GW Health Workforce Institute funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. The programs promote health equity by identifying, connecting, and preparing leaders, and promote social mission in health professions education and practice. The 10-year project will train health sector leaders in strategies that can be deployed to reduce health disparities. The fellowship is also one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies across the globe. The international community of Atlantic Fellows will grow to thousands over the next two decades and beyond.

Learn more about the 2019 fellows.