Join the A Healthier Democracy: Fellows & Ambassadors Program
Healthcare and Advocacy United for Social Change
A Healthier Democracy is a 501(c)3 platform committed to creating positive social change by focusing on the intersection of health and civic engagement. We believe a better world for our patients is possible by harnessing the collective power of healthcare workers through community organizing and strategic initiatives.
In the AHD Ambassadors and Fellows Program, you’ll gain more than just knowledge—you’ll acquire actionable skills. These experiences include exposure to and training in community organizing techniques, healthcare advocacy, and project management. You’ll help lead multifaceted initiatives targeting critical issues like digital equity, voting rights, and opioid addiction. What sets our program apart is collaboration. Selected participants work directly with seasoned healthcare professionals and peer pre-health and graduate medical students. You’ll engage in real-world projects, gain experience, and leverage collective expertise to drive change. This hands-on experience not only enriches your educational journey but also empowers you to make a tangible social impact.
AHD Ambassadors Program
We are searching for exceptional medical and pre-health students for our 2024 cohort. The AHD Ambassadors Program offers an enriching experience at the crossroads of community organizing, healthcare, and social determinants of health. Ambassadors work between 1-3 hours per week.
- Learn the basics of community organizing
- Receive tools and training to lead projects
- Engage in optional writing, research, and conference presentation opportunities
The top 15% of ambassadors will receive a Letter of Recommendation from participating Harvard Medical School faculty.
AHD Fellows Program
We are also recruiting a team of paid AHD Fellows who will work between 10-12 hours per week.
Fellows will have the following expectations:
- Responsibility 1: Specialized tasks like communications, social media, digital design
- Responsibility 2: Active leadership on self-developed projects
Each Fellow will be paid a $1,000 per month stipend.