Alameda County Care Connect believes programs and services should reflect input from those they serve.

The Consumer & Family Fellowship is seeking people who want to learn new skills and share their experiences to help improve care for their communities and their loved ones.

What is the fellowship?

The fellowship is made up of peers (called “fellows”) who come together to get free professional development. It prepares fellows to partner on projects and to enter the workforce

What do fellows do?

Over the course of 1 year, fellows will:

  • Attend free monthly workshops. Workshops train fellows on health literacy, advocacy, public speaking and serving diverse communities.
  • Apply their new skills and lived experience with the help of peers and mentors. Fellows will partner on projects designed to improve quality, services and systems for the better.
  • Receive a Stipend to make the care experience better for those they care about.

How long does the
fellowship last?

The fellowship lasts for 1 year. Fellows take part in free monthly workshops and work on projects for 10-12 hours each month.

Are fellows paid?   

Fellows who participate in the minimum number of hours each month receive a stipend for their service.

Who can take part?

    The fellowship is open to people who:

    • Live in Alameda County.
    • Have Medi-Cal – or – have a family member who does.
    • Use at least 2 county health or social services – or – have a family member who does.
    • Can dedicate 10-12 hours per month for 1 year.

    How do I apply or
    nominate someone else?

    Apply for Fellowship

    •    We are now accepting applications
    •    Interviews will take place May 18 – June 8, 2018
    •    Fellows will be announced June 15, 2018

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