JHealth invests in pre-med and public health undergraduates through leadership training, public health advocacy, and community service to inspire value-driven careers in healthcare.
JHealth is a program of Hillel at Emory and is made possible through the support of the Tritt and Oppenheimer Families and supporters of the Campus Superstar 2009 "Gives Back" campaign. With their vision and support, JHealth is investing in pre-med and public health students through leadership training, public health advocacy, and community service, to inspire future values-driven healthcare professionals. The program was piloted in 2006 with a one-time grant from Hillel International through the Everett Family Tzedek Initiative. The Tritt & Oppenheimer families have established a dedicated fund to ensure that this program continues year after year.
There will be three roundtable dinner meetings per semester with Jewish leaders in healthcare, who will discuss their career paths, public health policy issues, and views of civic and Jewish responsibility.
JHealth recruits outstanding leaders in healthcare to serve as guest speakers and advisors, who will meet individually with JHealth Fellows to provide academic and career advice and further forms of assistance as the personal relationships develop. To join the Advisory Council, please call (404) 963-2548 x102.
JHealth Fellows will work in teams to design and implement public health advocacy campaigns and special volunteer projects like the AIDS Quilt on the Quad to put their leadership skills into action. JHealth Advisors will provide guidance and offer advice to participants.
The JHealth Leadership Institute is open to undergraduate Emory students who are pre-med, pre-health or otherwise pursuing a career in healthcare. Each year, a new class of 15 to 20 JHealth Fellows will be admitted. Interested students must apply in the spring for admission into the fall contingent of JHealth.
For more information call 404-963-2548.