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Fellowship Program

The IHS Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Fellowship provides practical knowledge and skills for IVP practitioners working in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The IVP Fellowship builds on learning obtained from IHS IVP Courses 1, 2, and 3, and prior experiences of participants.

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 Summary 2023-2024 [PDF - 343 KB]

Fellowship Projects

Projects can focus on unintentional injury or intentional violence in one of three project types: 1) Problem Analysis; 2) Program Planning; or 3) Program Evaluation.

Fellows complete four project phases (i.e., Planning, Implementation, Results, Deliverables) during which they

  • participate in synchronous and asynchronous distance-learning sessions
  • attend three in-person learning sessions requiring approximately 3 weeks away from their job sites
  • complete project tasks and submit interim deliverables
  • participate in scheduled progress checks
  • develop a project report
  • present a summary of their project at the IHS IVP Fellowship Symposium
  • participate in an optional continuing education opportunity (e.g., attend a conference, enroll in a university-based course)

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application.

Prior to applying to the Fellowship, prospective applicants are required to watch an online pre-recorded webinar Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  and schedule a required consultation with the IHS Injury Prevention Program Academic Advisor team and project mentor to discuss the applicants project idea.

Beginning October 3, 2022, applicants should obtain a link to begin their online application Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving . Complete applications are due by 11:00 pm ET on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Fellowship Point of Contact

Molly Madson, MPH, Injury Prevention Program Specialist, IHS
5600 Fishers Ln.
MS: 10N14C
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-945-3189