Health Justice for Graduate Students

The Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) has openings for Graduate/Professional students for the Summer and Fall semesters. Students seek immersive, practical experiences to deepen advocacy skills for the health and social sectors. Students can apply for the Health Advocacy Certificate program, enroll in individual courses, or complete field placements, clerkship, or fellowships.

There are openings in the Health Justice Clinic (Law 768) course (3-6 credits) and/or the Health Advocacy Certificate (12 credits). Interested students should contact to set up an advising session as the first step (enrollment is by permission only on a rolling basis).

Students come from various programs including but not limited to: Pharmacy, Law, Nursing, Biomedical Engineering, Genetic Counseling, Human Development and Family Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Public Health, Social Work and Public Affairs.

Students provide broad advocacy, under the supervision of interdisciplinary faculty to people with life-changing health events. Students work on issues such as gender-affirming care, medical decision-making, insurance, medical debt, disability and more.

CPP’s Educational Mission:

We seek to transform systems that impact health by preparing students to advocate for health justice. Our approach focuses on creating inclusive, intentional and reflective service-learning communities.

Learn more about the Health Justice course and Health Advocacy certificate HERE.

Learn about the Center for Patient Partnerships HERE.

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 03/23/2023.