2021 – 2022 Gene A. Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship

Program Overview

Doctors for America’s Copello Fellowship program is a unique opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills to improve the health of your patients and community. Twelve extraordinary leaders will meet monthly to learn from experts and each other about advocacy, action planning, media relations and communication strategy, engaging your legislators and so much more!

The program is open to medical students, residents, practicing physicians and retirees – your willingness to learn and make a difference is all that is needed. You must be able to attend monthly advocacy leadership meetings (3rd Thursday 8 p.m. ET), attend DFA’s National Leadership Conference and one mentor meeting every other month.

Tentative schedule:

9/16/21 Advocacy 101, Intro to DFA
10/21/21Social Determinants of Health, Racism and Bias
11/18/21Communications & Storytelling
1/20/22Action Planning
2/17/22Digital Advocacy and Organizing
3/17/22Media Relations
4/21/22Op-Eds/LTEs
5/19/22Meeting Legislators 
6/16/22Successful Presentations (moderating, testimony, etc)
7/21/22501(c)(3) vs 501(c)(4)
TBDGraduation – 2022 National Leadership Conference
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