CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: AMA Foundation Opens New Grant Cycle for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program
We are excited to announce the AMA Foundation (AMAF) has opened a new call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program.
The AMA Foundation with the help of medical and osteopathic degree-granting educational institutions has designed this new program to address the social determinates of health specifically affecting LGBTQ+ individuals. This program will create a pipeline of diverse LGBTQ+ health specialists who can properly and compassionately serve the health care needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
In order to create truly transformative leaders, the fellowship program will invest in both leadership development for the fellows and training for faculty directors and administrators. Emphasizing the need for full institutional investment in the program is key to successful outcomes.
“The AMA Foundation’s National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program is our demonstrated commitment to fostering health equity and reducing health care disparities for the LGBTQ+ community,” said AMAF President, Heather A. Smith, MD, MPH. “This transformative program allows us to invest in affirming and inclusive patient care, support institutions on the forefront of embedding equity at all levels of leadership and collect and analyze data to inform the development of standards of care.”
The Cycle 2 grant awardee will join the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health in a growing cohort of institutions on the forefront of improving health equity for the LGBTQ+ community.
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