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Reach the Decision Makers 2012 Nationwide Training Program

Date Posted: 1/26/2012
Organization: Reach the Decision Makers (Reach), a project of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Location: Nationwide

Salary: February 24, 2012

Description of Organization:

Position Responsibilities:

Are you a scientist, community-based leader, public health or health care professional with experience in environmental or reproductive health? Join Reach the Decision Makers!

Through Reach the Decision Makers you will:

  • Learn to educate the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on reproductive environmental health issues of importance to you and/or your community.
  • Develop the skills and tools necessary to effectively engage USEPA policy makers.
  • Begin to establish relationships and partnerships with USEPA staff.
  • Become a powerful communicator on environmental and reproductive health science.

New this year! We encourage both individuals and pre-formed teams to apply.

  • Pre-formed team. This could be an existing coalition or any group of individuals who want to form a team of four to six individuals.  Reach would prefer teams that include a diverse mix of community-based leaders, researchers, health care professionals, and public health professionals.
  • Individuals. Researchers, community-based leaders, public health professionals, and health care professionals with experience in reproductive or environmental health are encouraged to apply.

Reach the Decision Makers (Reach), a project of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, is an innovative science and policy training program that works to increase the number of scientists, community-based leaders, public health and health care professionals who are actively involved in informing the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) of current and relevant scientific findings impacting their decisions in setting policy. Reach is designed based on the very successful “Women’s Policy Institute” of the Women’s Foundation of California. Reach helps to ensure that science is translated into meaningful public policy that can protect reproductive health.

This training program is made possible through a 3 year grant from the Kresge Foundation. Costs associated with the program (travel, housing, food, teleconference costs) will be covered by the program and each fellow will receive a $500 stipend for participating. Out-of-pocket costs to participants are expected to be minimal beyond the time commitment required for participation.  Please see the application for exact dates of in-person and webinar trainings.

Apply To:

If you are interested in applying for the Reach the Decision Makers class of 2012, please complete the application available at and submit it to If you have any questions about the program or eligibility requirements, please email the program at Applications are due February 24, 2012.