Now Recruiting: NACCHO Health & Disability Fellowship Program

NACCHO is currently seeking two graduate students to become the newest Health and Disability fellows The NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship Program is an invaluable workforce development opportunity for graduate level students and interested getting hands on experience in the public health disability field. Click here to read the latest NACCHO Voice blog featuring the outgoing 2016-17 fellows for their perspective on the experience.

Through this program, NACCHO trains public health graduate students to become leaders in promoting the health of people with disabilities through inclusive programming, products, and services. Fellows will receive training on including people with disabilities in all public health programs, services, and activities.

Once two applicants are chosen, their term will start in September and run through June 30, 2018. Fellows will receive mentorship and guidance from NACCHO’s experienced health and disability staff. The fellows will also:

  • Receive a stipend (up to $5,000; distribution timeline will be shared with selected candidates);
  • Receive guidance on development and execution of project deliverables;
  •  Be introduced to local-, state-, and national-level disability and health partners through meetings and conferences; and
  • Be evaluated on their awareness and knowledge of health and disability issues through administration of a pre- and post-assessment.

NACCHO strongly encourages current graduate or doctoral students interested in the disability and health field to view the fellowship program flyer and apply today! Local health officials and partners who may know eligible applicants are asked to please share this opportunity widely across their networks. For more information, please view the fellowship program flyer and the full position description/application. Both can also be accessed by visiting NACCHO’s Health and Disability webpage.

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The NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cooperative Agreement #5NU38OT000172-04-00 and the NACCHO Disability and Health program.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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