2+U HomeHealth Equity and Leadership InitiativeMRAHDSP/templatefiles/umc_video.aspx?id=2147548944
  • Health Equity and Leadership Initiative

    Research demonstrates males of color are significantly underrepresented in most health professional programs. The purpose of this project is to support underrepresented males, from ages 17-25, to become leaders in the healthcare workforce, while increasing access to health professional education, training and career options.

    The program will be hosted by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to reinforce the institution's commitment of promoting racial healing, eradicating health disparities, and improving health equity for Mississippians and citizens of our nation. Underrepresented males enrolled in two-year community colleges in Mississippi will be invited to apply and participate in the Institute.

    Program goals and objectives

    • To prepare, develop and train young men of color for successful career opportunities in the healthcare workforce
    • To improve engagement between communities of color and the state’s only academic medical center
    • To provide mentoring opportunities for participants by leaders in the healthcare workforce
    • To improve health literacy among economically and educationally disadvantaged young adults and families

    To apply to the program, applicants should:

    • Complete the online application
    • Send the following documents below to mklein@umc.edu
      • Resume
      • Headshot
      • One letter of recommendation (can be from an advisor, instructor, or community leader)
      • Unofficial transcript
      • Current course schedule

    **Failure to submit required documents will result as an incomplete application. 

    Important dates (Cohort III)

    • Applications accepted until Nov. 30, 2015
    • Review of applicants and selections early December 2015
    • Interviews and notification of applicants mid-December 2015

    Notice to selected participants

    • Sessions are held at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Participants must have adequate transportation to and from the site. Travel reimbursements will be provided to participants traveling 20 miles or more.
    • If selected for the program, participants must be able to attend all in-person sessions and webinars.

      • 2016 In-person sessions: Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4, April 1 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
      • 2016 eebinars: TO BE ANNOUNCED
      • Promotion Day and Luncheon: May 6, 2016 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    • Participants are expected to comply with all guidelines and policies of the program and of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 
    • The program is competitive and a limited number of slots are available.

    For more information

    • Juanyce D. Taylor, PhD 
      Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
      Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
      University of Mississippi Medical Center
      2500 N. State St. ▪ Jackson, MS 39216
      Phone: 601.984.1010
      E-mail: jdtaylor@umc.edu