In September 2022, Global Health Corps announced a $1.8 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to recruiting and training 100+ emerging leaders (ages 21-30) working in public health across the U.S. by 2025. With catalytic partners including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Rippleworks, and MacKenzie Scott, GHC launched an inaugural cohort of 30 fellows in June 2023. Adtalem Global Education Foundation, Wagner Foundation, and MCJ Amelior have since joined us to advance progress in year two and beyond.
Those most impacted by inequities often face additional barriers to career advancement and are least represented at top levels of public health leadership. GHC is committed to investing in the skills and networks that these young professionals need to advance in their careers, effectively manage teams, and make meaningful changes for the communities they serve. Since 2009, GHC has trained over 1,200 health equity leaders with an award-winning curriculum.
Our newly launched U.S. Fellowship provides rising public health leaders with professional development at a critical stage in their careers. U.S. fellows engage in a 12-month, funded program that includes mentorship, executive coaching, in-person and hybrid training, and network building to bolster growth and impact. The fellowship is designed on the pillars of authentic leadership, collective leadership, and systems leadership.
Throughout the fellowship, fellows deepen their self-awareness, extend and leverage their network, improve their understanding of systems change, and increase their efficacy in advancing health equity.
Amina Isom, Atlanta, GA
Program Manager, Morehouse School of Medicine Innovation Learning Laboratory for Population Health
Amina is passionate about making public health more public by inspiring more people to commit to improving it. During her fellowship, she hopes to gain the leadership skills and confidence to do so, thus driving a ripple of change from the local level across the globe. She believes a global network of changemakers can make health equity a reality.
Dennis Hermida-González, Providence, RI
Housing Programs Manager, ONE Neighborhood Builders
Like many other public health professionals across the U.S., one of the greatest challenges Dennis faces in this work is the need for capacity building given the fast-paced nature of the sector. During his time as a fellow, he is eager to learn from and grow with the other members of the GHC community in order to pour back into the communities that he serves.