2010 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

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The American Nurses Association would like to share the following announcement received from the National Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows:

"I am pleased to announce the 3rd year of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, a unique professional fellowship opportunity.

Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and directed by Harold Alan Pincus, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Health Policy and Management at Columbia University (in collaboration with the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program), this national program seeks to provide professionals in health and aging with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans."

"The program is open to physicians, nurses and social workers at all career stages (early, mid, and late) with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues and a desire to be involved in health policy at the federal, state or local level. Other professionals with clinical backgrounds (e.g., pharmacists, dentists, clinical psychologists) working in the field of health and aging are also eligible to apply. Under special circumstances, exceptions may be made for non-clinicians who are in positions that can impact health policy for older Americans at a clinical level."

For more information on how to submit your application and the Policy Fellows Program, go to the Health and Aging Policy Web site. The application deadline for the 2010-2011 followhship year is April 15, 2010.