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Apply Now"Being part of the LEAHP program has connected me with leaders and experts in health policy with a wealth of experience in a variety of areas. Through conferences, meetings, and seminars, the LEAHP program has greatly deepened my knowledge of health policy and my understanding of how to make an impact in the field. I have had fantastic mentorship and great collegial relationships with my LEAHP cohort."

- Colin Robinson, UCLA Medical Center, 2017 LEAHP Scholar

SGIM's Leadership in Health Policy Program (LEAHP) aims to accomplish the following:

  • To develop SGIM members who will become who are effective and active health policy advocates and local health policy experts, leaders, and teachers;
  • To offer health policy career development resources and opportunities to all SGIM members; and
  • To develop an expanding, national cadre of Health Policy Committee (HPC) members and broaden engagement in the Society’s health policy efforts. 

​The LEAHP program is one of the first national health policy career development programs of its kind. As part of a larger effort to expand career development opportunities for SGIM members, LEAHP 2020 is a year-long program (starting at the 2020 SGIM annual meeting through the 2021 annual meeting) focused on federal health policy knowledge and advocacy skills aligned with SGIM’s core missions.  LEAHP's learning objectives include:

  • Knowing the key structures and functions of the US health care system;
  • Understanding the key players and processes in the federal health policy-making; 
  • Ability to critically evaluate healthcare delivery and economic models and to propose needed changes and/or additions;
  • Ability to explain the impact of health care reform on the practice of medicine, education, and research; and
  • Ability to advocate effectively advocacy with policy-makers.i

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November 15, 2019
LEAHP Applications Due

January 15, 2020
Notification of LEAHP Acceptances

February 14, 2020
LEAHP Certification Fee Due

May 6-9, 2020
Attendance required at the 2020 SGIM Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL