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Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program

Grantee Information

Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc.
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1458
404-752-8694 (Phone)
404-752-1040 (Fax)

Since its establishment in 1978, the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities, increasing the diversity of the health and professional scientific workforce and addressing primary healthcare needs through programs in education, research and service, with an emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in the nation, particularly in Georgia.

Grant Project Information

Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program
Corey Roth Bayer


The purpose of the Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral and sexual health outcomes in ethnic and racial minorities, by creating a fellowship program to train minority professionals to assume leadership roles in health-related careers committed to the reduction and ultimate elimination of health disparities. The project will specifically target postdoctoral professionals from minority and underrepresented communities who are committed to acquiring the skills, knowledge and experiences to take on leadership roles in health and health care organizations.

To this end, the fellowship curriculum will be divided into a behavioral health and sexual health track and contain a core curriculum, specialty track curriculum, community-based practicum, and research and publication. The curriculum will include leadership shadowing and forums, journal club, mentorship and participation in the National Center for Primary Care Faculty Development Program. The intended outcomes of this project include successful and sustained careers in institutions and organizations focused on underserved minority populations for program participants, increased development of policies that speak to racial and ethnic minority health and health disparities issues, improved training of minority health professionals and reduction in health disparities in underserved populations. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected on a range of performance measures, including the number of public policies developed, the number and level of positions held by the participants and the number of individuals with increased awareness and knowledge of minority health problems and methods to address them.


  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

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