Urban Health Fellowship

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, in a 2009 report stated, the death rate for African Americans was higher than Whites for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide. 

In response to the health crises impacting communities of color, SJLI with funding from The California Wellness Foundation has developed a six-week, hands-on internship and training fellowship.

Fellowship Goals

Boys and men of color that participate in the Urban Scholars program will be exposed to careers in both the allied health and medical fields, and will gain valuable skills supporting careers in medicine and science. By the end of the program, students will know how to: conduct personal health screenings, conduct research, take and check someone’s blood pressure, understand how to read cholesterol levels, prepare and cook healthy meals, create a fitness routine, perform CPR, become community health advocates, and understand how to pursue a career in the allied health or medical fields.

How to Apply

The 2017 Urban Health Fellowship is a stipened six week internship running from Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017. The fellowship is designed to expose Latino and Black young men to Allied Health and Medical careers with the ultimate goal of being able to place all Fellows in a career pipeline by the end of the six weeks. Fellows will be trained on topics such as: conduct personal health screenings, conduct research, take and check someone’s blood pressure, understand how to read cholesterol levels, prepare and cook healthy meals, create a fitness routine, perform CPR, and become community health advocates. 

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, June 9th. If admitted into the Fellowship, all students and their parents are required to attend a Parent Orientation on Friday, June 23rd at 5pm. 

Please complete all questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Vernon at 323-952-7363, ext. 702 or tvernon@sjli.org.