The Healthy Communities Fellowship prepares fellows to lead from a place of lived and learned experience as they cultivate healthy communities. The fellowship provides individualized and tailored communication, narrative, and leadership training and coaching. We believe those closest to the challenges are best positioned to design and implement the solutions, so we equip locally rooted leaders with communication, leadership, and advocacy training to drive change in their community. Fellows learn to write opinion pieces, devise advocacy plans, conduct interviews, and establish a social media presence to position themselves as experts. Using the Aspen Global Innovators vast experience and influential network, we prepare fellows to lead from a place of lived and learned experience as they cultivate healthy communities.
Healthy Communities Fellows are people who make things happen in their communities. Fellows bring a deep connection and commitment to their work. It isn't just a job -- it's a passion. The most successful Fellows approach the year as an investment in themselves. That means making time to actively engage in training and mentorship, to think and write, and to support and be supported by their cohort. This is a U.S.-based fellowship that benefits from curated connections with global leaders.
2019 Healthy Communities Fellow Jennie Joseph argues for simple and easy access point interventions to tackle maternal mortality at the Aspen Ideas: Health stage.
In the US, community leaders are showing up, starting initiatives and growing efforts that address the health inequities at their root. The Healthy Communities Fellowship hosts this Review Committee of renowned leaders to advise on fellow selection and program development.View all committee members