Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
An initiative of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, particularly those affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities.
Through the ten-week program (May 17-July 24, 2010), scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. In addition to gaining experience in a congressional office, scholars participate in seminars and site visits as a way of augmenting their knowledge of healthcare issues and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.
Scholars receive approximately $7,500 in support, which includes a stipend of $2,000 upon successful completion of the program, a daily expense allowance for meals and local transportation, transportation/airfare to and from Washington, D.C., and lodging at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
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