U.S. Fellowship

The GHC Fellowship in the U.S. identifies diverse, high-potential, emerging public health leaders and provides them with the leadership training, coaching, network, and resources to excel in their careers and advance health equity.

The U.S. is home to widening health inequities. Those most impacted by these inequities — including women, people of color, and those with lived experiences of navigating health inequities — are least represented at top levels of public health leadership.

The U.S. Fellowship builds on the foundation of GHC’s existing partnerships and 500+ U.S.-based alumni. It will equip participants with skill building, coaching, mentorship, integration into a global community, and access to networks and opportunities to deepen their impact and influence on U.S. health systems.


With workers burnt out from the pandemic, and many nearing retirement age, there will likely be an exodus of leaders during the next five years. Meanwhile, the sector is chronically understaffed and struggling to provide for basic public health services. These deficiencies disproportionately impact Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), leading to staggering health inequities.


0 %

of U.S. public health workers are considering leaving their job due to burnout, according to a survey conducted by de Beaumont.

Rising public health leaders who engage in GHC’s 12-month U.S. fellowship will access:

Bespoke Leadership Training

Fellows build community, sharpen their leadership skills, and amplify their impact by participating in GHC trainings. Fellows receive executive coaching and training, monthly virtual learning sessions, speaker series, and GHC staff coaching and support to work through personal and professional challenges and deepen self-awareness and resiliency.



hours of trainings – on topics including leadership, management, writing for social change, and network building – designed and facilitated exclusively for GHC fellows.

Raising Voices for Change

Effective global health leaders inspire and mobilize others. GHC trains fellows in leadership storytelling and public narrative and provides coaching and access to speaking and writing opportunities.



fellows have published their perspectives on GHC’s AMPLIFY publication to date

Cultivating a Global Perspective

Addressing health disparities in the U.S. requires adopting a global health perspective. That means embracing the interconnectedness of health systems and equity issues across borders, developing collaborative relationships with colleagues around the world, and building on the research and innovations of leaders regardless of their nationality. U.S. fellows will engage with the fellows in our sub-Saharan fellowship throughout the year, through shared workshops and small group discussions, as well as opportunities for joint projects, extending their access to new ideas, perspectives and relationships. 


100000 %

of GHC alumni report that their engagement with GHC improved their understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion