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Healing Futures Fellowship 2020



Healing Futures Fellowship 2020

The Healing Futures Fellowship (HFF-DC) builds capacity in the District by using a public health approach to address injury and violence prevention. DC Health, Office of Health Equity will recruit twenty-five (25) high school students representing all wards of the District, along with five (5) college interns to become DC Healing Ambassadors through participation and graduation from our paid 6-week Healing Futures Fellowship (HFF-DC) summer program. Our goal is to expose adolescents to some of the key issues and root causes of health inequities in their communities, as well as learn useful skills for conflict resolution. The fellowship includes the examination of historical and current efforts to address structural racism and institutional bias, the importance of our natural and built environment, as well as the media for a healthy community. HFF-DC empowers young people to serve as role models for promoting equity and violence prevention where we live, learn, work, and play. Participation in the program will help you connect with a college peer mentor as well as a professional mentor within DC Health. You will gain recognition as a Healing Ambassador, engage with like-minded students across the city, improve your social skills and be motivated academically.


Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in becoming change leaders by engaging in life-long learning, career development, and growth within an action-oriented program as a DC Healing Ambassador. This fellowship allows high school students the opportunity to spend a summer working at DC Health and learning about health equity, violence prevention, stereotypes, social media, civic leadership, and the environment. You must commit to the entire 6 weeks of participation

Peer Mentors:

Selected college-bound young adults who take initiative in a leadership role, support fellows in group activities and assist with final poster projects. Qualifications require a minimum of two years of college experience with a background in counseling, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, political science, health, and computer science preferred. Candidates should also have good organizational and time management skills. This position requires 6 weeks of dedicated participation.


"Health Equity is Everybody's Work!"