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|The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship Program
is a 12-month advanced learning experience for individuals promoting injury prevention
in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Building on the IHS Injury Prevention Program short courses - and the prior experiences of the participants - the Fellowship offers advanced training in community interventions, coalition building, injury epidemiology, program evaluation, presentation skills, and field work. Fellows apply this training by working on individual projects involving data collection and/or program implementation and evaluation.
There are actually two Fellowship programs, the Program Development Fellowship and the Epidemiology Fellowship. While the two Fellowships have a similar structure (both have 4 course sessions and a 2-day symposium, both require completion of a project that will have an impact on injuries in your community), their emphasis, content, and pre-requisites differ (please see Table 1).
What do participants gain from the Fellowship?
Table 1: Comparison of Injury Prevention Fellowship Options*
*Dates are subject to change