To close the gaps in life expectancy and health equity that exist within and between every country in the world, we need leaders — individuals who will have health equity as their mindset and health disparities reduction as their skillset. With this philosophy, Drs. Fitzhugh Mullan and Guenevere Burke along with Leigh Anne Butler and other members of the GW Institute for Health Workforce Equity team designed the Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) fellowship program.
The timeline below captures the journey from those initial brainstorming sessions to who we are as Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity today.
- May 1 2016
- November 16 2016
First CohortNovember 16, 2016
The Leaders for Health Equity fellowship program announced its first class of 15 Fellows. The inaugural cohort included leaders with expertise in economics, law, social work, and data science in addition to oral health, medicine, and nursing.
- January 8 2018
2018 CohortJanuary 8, 2018
The first class of Leaders for Health Equity helped us recruit our second class of fellows, establishing a strong connection that is carried on today between our current and Senior Fellows.