How We're Different

Bidirectional

We seek to disrupt colonial & unidirectional approaches to health education by ensuring half of our fellows in each cohort come from underserved communities.

Interprofessional

HEAL fellows range from physicians to program managers, pharmacists to nurses, behavioral health coaches to community health workers. We believe that diverse groups of health workers create better solutions.

Immersion

All fellows spend all their time during fellowship with the underserved, either in Navajo Nation, Salinas, California, or with partners in rural, low and middle income countries.

Building Partnerships

We partner with hospitals, and NGOs on the front line of the health equity movement -- organizations who deliver holistic and equity based health programs to the most marginalized. For more .. (link to partners section).

Staying Power

We don’t believe short term, mission like fly in fly out care supports long term transformation. At HEAL, fellows commit two years to learning from and walking with local resource-denied hospitals and communities. Many fellows stay on after the fellowship.