Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellowship at Health Care Without Harm
In addition to completing the Emerging Physician Leader Award application, including question #4, those who want to be considered for the Sadler Fellowship must:
- Identify an institutional advisor for project support
- Obtain a letter of support from a medical school dean (or associate/assistant dean) or training program director (or associate/assistant director). The letter of support should be emailed to Dr. Amy Collins at email@example.com by Jan. 29, 2024, 11:59 PT.
Support provided by Health Care Without Harm
- Have an advisory team from Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth for mentorship throughout the fellowship year.
- Receive a comprehensive, individualized orientation to Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, the Physician Network and the three-pillar approach to climate-smart health care and climate resilience through a written orientation document and meeting with Dr. Collins within the first 4-6 weeks of the fellowship year
- Get access to exclusive resources online, including sustainability tools and resources ordinarily available only to Practice Greenhealth partners and marketing and communications resources from Health Care Without Harm.
- Be connected to their facility’s Practice Greenhealth Sustainability Strategy Manager (SSM) if applicable, and have an an orientation call with SSM within the first 4-6 weeks of the fellowship year.
- Be provided with a list of key resources and readings related to climate-smart health care.
- Receive support from Dr. Collins and meet with her throughout the fellowship year as needed for project and other support
- Be supported by the Health Care Without Harm communications team in writing an article or op-ed for local press or a media site to help raise the visibility for, and amplify messaging around, the need for health care to focus on climate, health, and equity
- Be alerted to relevant advocacy and educational opportunities, along with relevant new research, publications, resources, initiatives and news.
During the fellowship year the fellows will be expected to:
- Identify as a 2024-2025 Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow at Health Care Without Harm by including in title and email signature, on LinkedIn, in Powerpoints, in publications and in bio/CV and to raise visibility of the fellowship
- Make significant project progress and submit a six-month interim project report and a final report as per the grant terms
- Write an article or op-ed for local press or a media site to help raise the visibility for, and amplify messaging around, the need for health care to focus on climate and equity in their institutions and communities, with support from the Health Care Without Harm communications team.
- Present your project and/or provide project updates during Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth team calls depending on the project focus and status
Fellows are encouraged, but not required to:
- Subscribe to to relevant Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth newsletters
- Participate in Health Care Without Harm and Physician Network virtual events (journal club, discussion sessions, grand rounds sessions, and webinars) as available
- Gain an understanding of climate-smart health care and the three-pillar approach to health care engagement: mitigation, resilience and leadership
- Acquire knowledge of the climate footprint of the health care sector and opportunities to reduce health care’s overall impact
- Become familiar with the key climate-smart health care resources available through Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm
- Encourage physicians and medical students to join the Health Care Without Harm Physician Network with a focus on recruiting physicians and medical students who identify as people of color, and those from rural and safety net hospitals, and from under-represented facilities, schools and geographical regions
- Be encouraged to submit an article for publication, depending on available funding, project topic and findings, to journals or media outlets and/or present your work at conferences during the fellowship year including CleanMed