Service and training are at the core of the Fellowship Program. Through public service on-the-job training Fellows will have opportunities to strengthen and apply knowledge, contribute to a range of communities, sharpen skills and develop strong networks with a range of public health professionals.
The training component of the program is organized around a set of competencies and includes participation in monthly meetings, attendance at state and national conferences, and shared learning opportunities with other training programs at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
Fellows complete a set of performance requirements over their two-year placement. These requirements represent some of the skill sets necessary for successful public health research and program endeavors. Training is guided by the assistance of an on-site preceptor who can provide oversight of career growth tailored practice and academic support.
Examples of projects undertaken by Fellows include:
- Organize a coalition to improve nutrition and level of physical activity.
- Develop new methods for responding to an infectious disease outbreak.
- Assist local governments in assessing health care through development of user-friendly data.
- Use health impact assessment to assess potential health effects of a proposed community policy.
- Assess efficacy of a post-diagnosis cancer counseling program.
- Analyze use of vaccination among newborns in Milwaukee.
- Work with South Milwaukee community on a diabetes education project.
- Analyze the state budget and its implications for women and children's health.