Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship

The movement for health justice is reinvigorated by each new advocate rising up to demand equitable, comprehensive healthcare, and our organization is committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders.  Leadership development is essential for our movement for health equity!

In October 2022, PNHP-NY Metro proudly launched the inaugural cohort of our Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship (UHLAF), intent on creating a space for our participants to build core advocacy skills with direct applications. 

Collage of pictures of fellows and community members at a picnic

It is imperative that we develop and nurture future advocate leaders from the healthcare field.  We designed this fellowship specifically for students, health workers, and advocates who are relatively new to advocacy, focusing on fostering a variety of transferable advocacy and organizing skills, ranging from power mapping to meeting facilitation and storytelling.  Our Lobby Day in support of the New York Health Act is the capstone project for this fellowship, with meetings scheduled, coordinated, and facilitated by our developing advocates!

Screenshot of a Lobby Visit from 2023 Lobby Day in support of the NY Health ActOne of the baker’s dozen of meetings on Lobby Day this past March!

The 7-month fellowship includes monthly didactic trainings with topics ranging from Albany’s legislative structure to effective meeting facilitation, as well as a short practical component, reviewed as a group the following month. Participants are expected to contribute an average of 3 hours per month from October to April. 

To continue this important work, we need your support! Your contribution - big or small - will help enable us to continue hosting programming like these fellowships.  CLICK HERE to donate!

The application window for 2023-2024 UHLAF program is now closed.

Stay tuned for the application window for the 2024-2025 program - opening in August 2024!