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Fellowship Program

The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship Program is a 12-month advanced learning experience for individuals promoting injury prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

There are 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) their emphasis, content, and pre-requisites differ (please see details below).

Benefits of completing the Fellowship

  • Project development, implementation, evaluation
  • Promote community involvement
  • Effective strategies
  • Epidemiology
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Coalition building
  • Program evaluation
  • Oral/written communication
  • Individualized learning experiences
  • Field work

Fellowship point of contact

Holly Billie, MPH, Injury Prevention Program Manager, IHS
OEHE-DEHS
5600 Fishers Ln.
MS: 10N14C
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-8620

Injury Prevention Fellowship Options

Epidemiology Fellowship

Focus:

  1. Define or provide context about an injury or violence problem
  2. Evaluate an IP intervention or program

Education Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree

Training Prerequisites: Introduction to IP (Level 1), Intermediate IP (Level 2), or equivalent.

Professional Experience Prerequisites: 3 years in public health, 2 years in injury prevention

Travel /Time away from Home: 5 weeks + Symposium (2 days)

Curriculum:

  • 1 week: Assessment and project planning (summer)
  • 1 week: Networking at National Conference on AI/AN Injury and Violence Prevention (summer)
  • 1 week: Field Course (fall)
  • 2 weeks: Continuing education at Johns Hopkins University (winter)
  • 2 days: Symposium (following summer)
  • Several distance learning sessions throughout the year (e.g., applied epidemiology, funding and proposal development, scientific writing and presentations, social marketing and advocacy)

Program Development Fellowship

Focus:

  1. Plan, implement, and/or evaluate community-based interventions

Education Prerequisites: No bachelor's degree required

Training Prerequisites: Introduction to IP (Level 1) or equivalent.

Professional Experience Prerequisites: 1 year in injury prevention

Travel /Time away from Home: 4 weeks + Symposium (2 days)

Curriculum:

  • Injury Prevention Program Planning
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation
  • Field Course
  • Marketing & Advocacy
  • Symposium
  • Several distance learning sessions throughout the year