About the Public Health Training Program on Population Health Advocacy

The UCLA Public Health Training Program on Population Health Advocacy equips the next generation of public health professionals with the tools needed to effectively engage in population health advocacy. Through field placement at local organizations, hands on training, and professional development, fellows will gain a valuable set of skills and will build the capacity for advocacy and policy work at community organizations throughout Los Angeles. Through the generous support of The California Endowment, students selected to participate in the training program will receive up to a $15,000 stipend.
Applicant Selection
Participants are selected on the basis of statement of goals, aspirations, and academic standing. Additional consideration will be given to demonstrated leadership, interest in advocacy, and experience.
Application Deadline and Submission Guidelines
Applications are due by Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Incomplete applications and those received after the due date will not be considered. As part of this application, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and your MyUCLA Grade Report (Student Copy Transcript). You will also need to provide 3 references. Instructions regarding these requirements are outlined in the application.  Click here to preview the application.

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Program Eligibility
The Public Health Training Program on Population Health Advocacy is provided to support the advocacy work of students, including students without access to funding. Students must remain in good academic standing and enrolled in the masters or doctoral public health programs for the full duration of the program to receive this fellowship. Additionally, students must:
  1. Be enrolled full-time in a masters or doctoral program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health;
  2. Have a strong interest in advocacy;
  3. Be willing to engage in 650 hours of meaningful advocacy work over the course of nine months, by working at a partnering community-based organization part-time (125 hours total, minimum of 10 hours per week) during the Spring 2018 Quarter, full-time (30-40 hours per week) during the summer, and part-time (125 hours total, minimum of 10 hours per week) during the Fall 2017 Quarter;
  4. Be willing to work evenings and occasional weekend hours depending on the project’s needs;
  5. Be willing to attend programming, including workshops and meetings (approximately 2 times per month);
  6. Be willing to contribute to the planning and the implementation of a school-wide public health advocacy campaign;
  7. Have and provide own reliable transportation. If driving, must have a valid California license and automobile insurance;
  8. Be willing to travel to various locations throughout Los Angeles County for purposes of the project; and
  9. Be willing to present on work following completion of program.
Program Requirements
Public Health Advocacy Fellows enrolled in the program must:
  1. Attend Public Health Training Program on Population Health Advocacy meetings and workshops;
  2. Work at assigned community organization part-time Spring and Fall Quarters and full-time over the summer. Working from home is not permitted without prior approval from program staff;
  3. Attend project-related meetings and activities throughout Los Angeles;
  4. Contribute to the planning and implementation of a Fellow-led, school-wide public health advocacy campaign through winter quarter 2019;
  5. Submit materials and documentation as required by the Public Health Training Program on Population Health Advocacy program and your department in a timely manner; and
  6. Present on advocacy work at the completion of the program.

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