A two minute overview of the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program
Location: The Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program is based at Columbia University in the city of New York and was founded in 2008.
What we do: The program awards up to 15 scholarships annually for individuals to advance their careers in gerontology. Fellows are provided with the skills, content, and hands-on experience to be able to offer policy solutions to the health challenges of an increasingly aging population and the barriers to the health care system that serves them.
Program Leadership: The Health and Aging Policy Fellows program is directed by Harold Alan Pincus, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Kathleen M. Pike, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. The program is also overseen by a National Advisory Board.
Funding Partners: The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program was made possible by the generous support of The Atlantic Philanthropies. As Atlantic Philanthropies completed its funding activity, The John A. Hartford Foundation assumed a leadership role in funding our Program. We would like to thank The John A. Hartford Foundation for its commitment and vision, without which the Fellowship would not be possible.
Acknowledgements: We would like to express our appreciation for our partnerships with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Gerontological Society of American (GSA), and the Veterans Health Administration. These organizations commit resources to Health and Aging Policy Fellows, and these partnerships are an essential component of support for the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship.