2022 Vot-ER Civic Health Fellowship

The Vot-ER Civic Health Fellowship is a 6-month leadership development program that aims to support, teach, and train a learning community of Vot-ER healthcare providers across the country. Fellows will emerge with a nuanced understanding of civic engagement, related health equity issues, and community organizing practices. Fellows will work in teams to apply their newfound knowledge and skills to building a nonpartisan voter access campaign in advance of the November 2022 Elections.

We will review applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. The final deadline is Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. Email Leah Ford at Leah@Vot-ER.org with any questions.

The 2022 Vot-ER Civic Health Fellowship application is due on March 15, 2022. Apply here. More details about the upcoming fellowship can be found here.

Leading Faculty

Srdja Popovic (he/him) is the Founder and Executive director of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS), a non-profit organization based in Belgrade, Serbia that aims to teach the use of nonviolence to make a change. Apart from being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, Popovic is the author of the recent book Blueprint for Revolution.

Dr. Pedja Stojicic (he/him) is passionate about enabling health leaders to use community organizing practices to advocate for equitable health and well-being. He currently serves as an executive lead for People Power Health. Dr. Stojicic is also an instructor for the DrPh Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Stojicic completed a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School studying Leadership and Organizing with prof. Marshall Ganz and later worked as a member of Ganz’s HKS Teaching Team.

2021-2022 Guest Speakers

Alexis Anderson-Reed

Chief Executive Officer at State Voices

Andrea Benjamin, PhD

Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma

Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, MD, FAAP, FAIM

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Wayne State University

Ali Raja, MD, MBA

Professor and Interim Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine and Harvard Medical School

Brooke Wojdynski

Owner at Verve Creative, LLC


Meet the 2021-2022 Fellows

“I am so thankful to be a part of this community. You are role models and are teaching me so much that I have never heard before. Also, this is extremely well run. The Vot-ER team is working incredibly hard and this fellowship is incredibly organized. Thank you.”

“This first session definitely made me more excited than I ever expected. Having this collaboration makes me feel like I’m not alone or lost on how to get things started. Furthermore, I’m realizing there is strength in numbers and diverse backgrounds when getting communities organized!”

“I think the structure of the Civic Health Fellowship is a really great way for us to work through our ideas. The collaboration between different teams is one of my favorite aspects of this fellowship and really reinforces how important other people are in my own journey.”

*The testimonials on this page have been edited for brevity and clarity.