Applicant Information and Benefits

Prospective Applicant Information and Requirements

We seek to recruit a diverse cohort for E-MARCH. In particular, we would like to recruit imams and chaplains, social service or community health workers, health researchers, and other community health stakeholders. 

E-MARCH is no longer accepting applications

What will be expected of you?

E-MARCH trainees will be expected to participate in the following activities over the course of a year and a half:

Participate in a 2-day Learning Institute at UMMA Clinic in Los Angeles, CA at which trainees will be taught the principles and concepts related to PCOR and CBPR, the social determinants of health, and approaches to capacity building; School_1.png
Participate in, and present their leadership project at, a 3-day multidisciplinary, multiple stakeholder conference in Chicago, IL that will bring E-MARCH trainees together with like-minded clinicians, researchers, religious leaders, social service providers, funders, and other stakeholders to discuss PCOR approaches to combating Muslim American health disparities; Conference_0.png
Attend bi-monthly webinars to reinforce the learning process; webinar_0.jpg
Participate in an online discussion forum to dialogue the pressing health concerns of the community, as well as impediments to faith-based community collaborations; and Discussion forums_0.jpg
Complete surveys at specific points within the process to assess trainees’ knowledge, resources, and intention to implement PCOR and CBPR survey_0.jpg

Program Benefits

Along with all travel and lodging expenses paid, the E-MARCH program will enable you to:

CBPR_0.png Perform and utilize PCOR and community-based participatory research (CBPR) skill sets
community health.jpg Employ new skills to tackle health concerns specific to your social and community context
RC-lightbulb-transparent.png Apply proven methods to increase capacity and carry out community health programs
network.png Network with like-minded researchers, clinicians, scholars, and other religious and community leaders

Applicant Eligibility

Requirements for Participation:

  1. A minimum of 18 months experience working in the American Muslim community in a community or spiritual health related capacity
  2. A commitment to fully participate in the program from June 2018 to November 2019
  3. All accepted applicants are required to attend the Learning Institute in Los Angeles, CA in late-summer of 2018,   bi-monthly webinars, and the closing conference in Chicago, IL in fall of 2019
  4. Participants are expected to develop a leadership project for presentation at the closing conference, and communicate with each other through online discussion forums regarding pressing health concerns of the community as well as impediments to faith-based community collaborations.

Preferred Characteristics:

  1. Individuals who have a strong commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and public service as evidenced by experiences in either their personal or professional life; and
  2. Individuals who have an interest and desire to positively impact their communities