Climate & Health Equity Leaders Fellowship

Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate is delighted to launch our Climate and Health Equity Leaders Fellowship for 2023-24!

For health professionals concerned about the public health impacts of climate change, this fellowship is an opportunity to translate that concern into action. During this 10-month program beginning September 2023, participants will: 

  1. Learn about the specific climate-health impacts facing Minnesotans
  2. Receive skills training on climate change advocacy including working with frontline communities, legislative advocacy, and science communications skills.
  3. Be paired with a mentor who is well-versed in public policy advocacy, organizing, and climate communications 


This fellowship is open to all practicing and retired health professionals from interprofessional fields including medicine, nursing, public health, behavioral health, social work, veterinary medicine, among others. We are currently not accepting students. 

[If you are not sure you meet these eligibility criteria and are passionate about climate and health advocacy, please email us at and include “Fellowship” in the subject line.] 


No prior experience is needed. Applicants are encouraged to share their interest in sustainability and any relevant experience such as a sustainable lifestyle, implementing greening measures at home or workplace, research and publications at the intersection of climate and health, and advocacy work such as speaking with legislators. 


Fellows are expected to:

  • Commit a minimum of 2.5 hours per month for synchronous learning and mentorship, and 2 hours of self-learning.
  • Become a member of Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
  • Clear your calendars to participate in semi-monthly virtual meetings
  • Complete readings and preparations between meetings
  • Provide on-going feedback, end-of-program evaluation, & post-program evaluation.


Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to climate action: Fellows who are able to articulate plans for how they plan to engage in advocacy after completing the fellowship 
  • Experience working with diverse communities: Applicants who have experience working with and advocating for diverse communities
  • The fellowship will strive to ensure geographic diversity amongst selected candidates


Deadline to apply is July 2,2023.

Apply Now!