Community Fellowship Program

The Community Health Fellowship is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for individuals with a variety of advanced degrees to continue pursuing their interests in community health, medically underserved communities, and the intersection between research and quality improvement.

ACCESS’ Community Health Fellows participate in research and quality improvement projects, such as research into colorectal and breast cancer disparities.

I don’t think I have ever heard of a program like the one here at ACCESS. I am able to use my background in informatics and really touch all aspects of research and collaborate both with ACCESS’ internal clinical teams and its external partners, which shapes my work in much more meaningful ways.

- Szilvia Kruss, PhD(c)
2016-2018 ACCESS Community Health Fellow

ACCESS is proud to have the Community Health Fellowship funded in part by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and the Hospira Foundation, which was the philanthropic affiliate of Hospira, Inc. Hospira, Inc. was acquired by Pfizer Inc. in September of 2015.