The Health Policy Fellowship program is designed for practicing or teaching osteopathic physicians who are preparing for leadership roles in the profession and positions of influence in health policy, and for individuals with a professional connection to the osteopathic profession.
Health Policy Fellows attend an intensive five-day academic orientation before entering the regimen of nine three-day weekend seminars. Seminars are rotated among osteopathic colleges and the Washington, DC area offices of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Between monthly seminars, Fellows are expected to complete reading, research and writing assignments.
The New York Institute of Technology/ New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine coordinate this certificate program in health policy through a collaboration of AOA, AACOM and AACOM member colleges.
Topics covered include
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Health professions workforce
- Rural health
- Vulnerable populations
- Economics of health care
- Ethical issues in health policy
- Emergency preparedness and public health
- The uninsured
- Managed care
- Policy and politics
For more information, visit the Health Policy Fellowship website.