Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Howard University Launch

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Howard University Launch
Program to Honor Legacy of Barbara Jordan

WASHINGTON
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Howard University have launched the Barbara Jordan Congressional Scholars Program to honor the legacy of the former Kaiser trustee and congresswoman, by creating opportunities for minority students in health policy and eventually,
increasing the numbers of
minority health policy
professionals.
As a member of the United States Congress and the Texas State Legislature, Jordan’s distinguished career was typified by her tireless advocacy on behalf of the disadvantaged.
The program continues
Jordan’s commitment to championing the causes of the poor and disadvantaged by annually providing 10 talented college
students from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., for 9 weeks in a congressional office with major health policy
responsibilities.
The scholars will gain
exposure to health policy issues and firsthand understanding of how the federal government works. Seminars, lectures and field trips will augment the work experiences of the scholars. 



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