It requires that leaders understand how to embed health equity into their policies and practices and ensure that people most affected by inequities are involved in decisions that will affect their communities.
The foundation’s Academy for Health Equity Advocacy & Leadership is designed to equip leaders with knowledge of health policy, advocacy skills, and partnerships – as well as an opportunity to reflect on the ways they can contribute to advancing health equity in their organizations.
The inaugural class of this program began in 2017 with participants who hold leadership roles in health care, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and policy organizations. As leaders, they have the potential to use the insights they gain through the academy to create change within their organizations and in the broader world.
The foundation has a long history of investing in leadership and recognizes the importance of developing and supporting leadership by people of color and those from underserved communities.
We have close to 200 alumni who completed the Health Leadership Fellows program, which brought together leaders from a wide range of backgrounds who were committed to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Our Health Fellows remain a connected and active health equity network in the state.
To see a directory of fellows, learn about our current class of leaders and see what the Academy is up to, visit the Academy for Health Equity Advocacy & Leadership. Use the page drop-down to filter by class year.