• AAFP Health Equity Fellowship

    2021-2022 Call for Applications

    The 2021-2022 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health.

    Fellows will be equipped as family medicine leaders who can facilitate change to improve their local communities and primary care.

    Meet Past Health Equity Fellows

    About the Fellowship

    Through this program, fellows will gain knowledge and experience in translating the concepts of health equity into clinical practice. Fellows will learn from leading experts in the fields of medical education, research, public health, and health care policy. With the support of mentors and AAFP staff, they will complete a capstone project at the end of the fellowship to demonstrate their achievement of the program’s learning objectives.

    Fellowship Requirements

    • Fellows must make a 12-month commitment to participate in the fellowship from Jan. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2022.
    • With approval from their institution, practice, or department chair, fellows are expected to dedicate approximately 10% of their time (~15-20 hours per month) to the fellowship.
    • Fellows must participate in quarterly learning modules and meet periodically with each other, their mentors, and AAFP staff via conference calls/webinars and at in-person meetings.
    • In addition, fellows must attend several in-person meetings assigned to their track of the program:
    1. Fellowship Orientation: January 2022 | AAFP Headquarters (Kansas City)
    2. Residency Leadership Summit: March 25-27, 2022 | Kansas City 
    3. National Conference of Constituency Leaders: April 28-30, 2022 | Kansas City
    4. Family Medicine Advocacy Summit or State Chapter Advocacy Day: May 23-25 | Washington D.C.

    Please note: Travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,500 per meeting, per AAFP policy. No per diem or family travel expenses are allowed.