Second Cohort of NIHB Policy Fellows Meets in Washington DC
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) was pleased to welcome the second cohort of NIHB Health Policy Fellows during a five-day training in Washington DC. This gathering, which took place June 27 through July 1, was the first of three training designed to provide Fellows with the tools, resources, and mentorship to become effective Indian health policy change makers and advocates.
Throughout their year-long tenure, NIHB Health Policy Fellows will work directly with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health policy issue affecting their community. Then with the support of NIHB mentors and our partner organizations Fellows will:
- Conduct policy research and analysis
- Develop informed policy recommendations
- Present their work to Tribal leadership and national audiences, and
- Lead advocacy efforts to advance the health of their communities
This year’s NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented young women aged 20-24 years old. Please join us in welcoming them and celebrating their dedication to advancing the health of their communities.
Danielle Antelope Eastern Shoshone Tribe
Onaleece Colegrove Hoopa
Mandy Dazen White Mountain Apache Tribe
Nachya George Yakama Nation
Ryann Monteiro Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah
Mariah Sharpe Colorado River Indian Tribes
Shelbie Shelder Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Carmelita Shouldis Sicangu Lakota Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Jolie Murray Beaver village
Betsy Waller Chickasaw Nation
Tia Yazzie Navajo Nation
If you have any questions about the NIHB Health Policy Fellowship or would like to submit an application to join next year’s cohort, please contact NIHB’s Native Youth Engagement Manager, Dr. Wendee Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 507-7297.
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