[Physci_undergrad] FW: Applications for 2006 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program Now Being Accepted

Gergel, Inna gergel at physci.ucla.edu
Mon Nov 7 09:18:10 PST 2005

Applications for 2006 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program Now
Being Accepted
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Jomo Kassaye
(202) 238-2385
bjscholars at howard.edu <mailto:bjscholars at howard.edu>

Applications are Due January 9, 2006, for Summer 2006.

The Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
brings talented African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and
Asian/Pacific Islander college seniors and recent graduates to Washington,
D.C., during which time the Scholars are placed in Congressional offices in
order to learn first-hand how health policy is developed and implemented. 

Through the nine-week program (May 23- July 28, 2006), Scholars will learn
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 to enhance their knowledge of health care issues.
Upon completion of the session, Scholars write and present a health policy
research memo.

The Kaiser Family Foundation established the Scholars Program to honor the
legacy of late U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, who was a Foundation
Trustee, and to expand the pool of students of color interested in the field
of health policy. 

Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be seniors or recent
graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2006.
Currently enrolled law, medical, and graduate students are not eligible to

Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement and will
demonstrate the following: 

*	Be a member of a population that is adversely affected by racial or
ethnic health disparities; and 

*	Have experience working in or with programs that address health
disparities (e.g. local health departments, community health centers, inner
city/ rural hospitals or organizations that conduct research on or develop
policy related to health or healthcare disparities) or have done previous
academic work (e.g. taken courses, written papers or participate in research
projects) related to health disparities. 

Candidates are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated
leadership potential, and interest in health policy. A distinguished
National Advisory  <http://www.kff.org/about/upload/2006NAC.pdf> Committee
guides the program's highly competitive selection process and strives to
select a class of Scholars who are academically, geographically, and
culturally diverse.

Scholars receive approximately $7,000 in support, which includes a stipend,
daily expense allowance, airfare, and lodging. While in Washington, D.C.,
Scholars reside at Howard University. 

Application materials will be accepted starting November 1, 2005. Please be
advised that applications will be processed and reviewed as they are
received. Applications will not be accepted after January 9, 2006. 

Application forms and additional information about the Scholars Program are
available online <http://www.kff.org/about/jordanscholars.cfm> . All
application materials are due no later than January 9, 2006. For further
information, contact program manager Jomo Kassaye at (202) 238-2385 or
bjscholars at howard.edu <mailto:bjscholars at howard.edu> .


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