ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship


ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments will be launching the first Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program starting June 1st, 2019 and running through May 31st 2020. Applications for the ANHE Fellowship program are now open. Learn more about the ANHE Fellowship and how to apply!

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments’ (ANHE) Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of nurses to address environmental and health equity issues in collaboration with communities, agencies, and public health and nursing organizations. The Fellowship will have a particular emphasis on climate change and health equity, but will include content on a variety of environmental health topics such as chemical exposures; food, air, and water quality; energy and health; and environmental justice. Environmental justice, the notion that no community should be disproportionately impacted by environmental exposures is a core value of ANHE in all of our work.

This new Fellowship program is being offered to increase nurses’ capacity to assess and address environmental health issues, with a focus on community-level impact and solutions to advance health equity for those disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. The Fellowship is a year-long program including environmental health education to gain a more thorough understanding of how environmental risks impact human health, as well as advocacy and community organizing, engagement, and empowerment basics.  Fellows will be assigned a mentor and both the fellows and mentors will be funded to attend two national Fellowship meetings.

Program Requirements

ANHE is seeking nurse mentors and fellows to apply to participate in the ANHE Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship Program. Three fellows and one mentor will be selected from each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions for a total of 30 fellows and 10 mentors. Three fellows will be paired with a mentor in their respective EPA regions. Together, the mentor and fellow will identify a target community to focus the fellow’s work and develop a plan to guide the Fellowship experience. Learn more about the eligibility criteria for fellows and mentors and how to apply below.

Learn more and apply to be a fellow.

Learn more and apply to be a mentor.

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