Health Leaders Fellowship

The Health Leaders Fellowship program is a leadership-development opportunity for health professionals of all types, at any stage in their career.

As trusted spokespeople for institutional and policy change, health professionals are uniquely positioned to tackle some of our most pressing environmental health challenges.

The Health Leaders Fellowship program aims to develop and inspire local environmental health leaders through a series of issue and civic engagement trainings and field experiences.

Program Overview

Health Leaders learn from experts in the field about the connections between human health and the environment and what can be done to improve health outcomes. Fellows will develop the critical civic engagement skills needed to advocate for change within health care institutions and in the public policy arena. Through a unique guided practicum fellows will gain experience applying new knowledge and skills to help drive social change.

Listen to the MI Radio Stateside story about the Health Leaders Fellowship with Deputy Director, Rebecca Meuninck and Neonatal Nurse and Health Activist Joyce Stein, RN, BSN.

Learn more about program details, curriculum, who should apply & why, application processes, timeline and cost details by clicking here 


Health Leaders Fellowship application period has been extended. We will now be accepting applications until Monday, December 19th. 

Download the application - Microsoft Word compatible file (.doc)

Generous support for this training comes from the Joyce Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Marisla Foundation, and Health Care Without Harm.

Michigan Nurse Association – Continuing Education Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 


October 25, 2016
While the Ecology Center has been working to end childhood lead exposure in Michigan for years, this National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week we joined a coalition of over fifty groups calling for federal agencies to act boldly to eradicate lead exposure on a national scale.
October 13, 2016
The Ecology Center, in coalition with other health and environmental groups, demand that the state government end childhood lead poisoning. We’ve known about the dangers of lead for years, and we've failed as a society to mount a response scaled to the size of the problem.
April 19, 2016
The Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership was developed to honor the work of Dr. Rebecca Head, a leader in the national public health community and a long-time friend and supporter of the Ecology Center.
March 29, 2016
This past March, nursing students traveled to the Capitol to attend MI Air MI Health’s Advocacy Training Days. More than 130 students from Michigan State University’s and the University of Michigan’s nursing programs came together to participate in the training.

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