Initiating a mass immunization effort aimed at rubella was one of its initial projects in the 1970s; today the Foundation’s priorities are to provide funding to organizations serving the health needs of our undeserved residents and engaging in activities to improve the public health.
Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation believes that physician advocates play an important role in improving public health and building healthy communities. The Dr. Pete Dehnel Public Health Advocacy Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to build their public health advocacy skills by engaging in local public health advocacy activities. Throughout the program year, students build their advocacy skills through skills training, physician mentorship, and hands on advocacy experience.
Grant applications are accepted from January through September 30th each year and grants are awarded in the fourth quarter. The grant application can be downloaded here and returned to Nancy Bauer.