To understand, share, and implement effective strategies and techniques for training leaders, from a cross-section of the community with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and positions, in health policy to address the elimination of health disparities and achieve health equity.
In order to develop, implement, and change health policy to address disparities in health, leaders need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experiences. Currently, health policy leadership training opportunities focused on the elimination of health disparities are limited and the impact of such training programs on health policies and health disparities is unknown. This sub-project is designed to help gain a greater understanding of the role health policy leadership programs play in the quest to eliminate health disparities. The following three specific aims will guide the proposed sub-project activities over the next five years:
1. To identify health policy leaders’ training needs for developing, implementing, and changing policies to address disparities in health
2. To develop a range of health policy leadership training programs in the Health Policy Center at Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI)/Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to meet the needs of health professionals, community leaders, and students
3. To evaluate the impact of two SHLI health policy training programs: SHLI Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program for postdoctoral professionals and the SHLI Community Health Leadership Program for community leaders and students.
Subproject 4 Research Team
- Carey Roth Bayer, Ed.D., R.N., C.S.E.
- Renee Volny