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Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

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Families USA
Jan 31, 2014

Keith Johnson Phone: 202.628.3030


The Wellstone Fellow’s primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates, community leaders, and journalists; drafting talking points, blogs, policy briefs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the Families USA website and email lists.

During the year, the Fellow will learn about health reform implementation, minority health, Medicaid, Medicare, and other important health policy issues. At the same time, the Wellstone Fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and organizations.


The Wellstone Fellowship is designed to increase the number of low-income, American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander social justice leaders. Candidates seeking consideration for the Wellstone Fellowship must demonstrate an interest in using organizing and advocacy skills to achieve health care justice and social change.

Amount of

The Fellowship will last one year, from August 2014 through July 2015, and the Fellow will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $38,000 and health care benefits. One Wellstone Fellow is selected each year.


A link to the application form and procedures is available on the program website.

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