About the Rodham Institute

We believe in a holistic approach to health. We believe that our community knows best its own health needs and priorities. We work in partnership with nonprofits, community-based organizations, local government, and academic institutions to help meet those needs.

The Rodham Institute was established in 2013 in honor of the late Mrs. Dorothy Rodham who believed passionately in the capacity for education to achieve social change. The Institute seeks to apply the transformative power of education to achieve health equity in Washington, D.C.

The Rodham Institute, housed within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, believes that academic medical centers can and should be an active part of the solution to eliminate health disparities. To achieve health equity in our nation’s capital the institute will focus on the following three areas: 

  1. Training Current and Future Health Professionals in Applied Health Equity: Educating the inter- professional medical community on identifying and addressing the social determinants of health to improve the overall wellbeing of all of our patients.  Learn More »
  2. Youth Education Programming and Workforce Development: Increasing the number of health professionals from communities in need by deepening and sustaining interest in science, health education, and establishing a pathway to a health professions career.   Learn More »
  3. Community Collaborations: Creating opportunities and supporting initiatives led by communities with a shared commitment toward health equity in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Learn More »

Health Education and Leadership Program (HELP) - High School Application

Rodham HELP ProgramThe Health Education & Leadership Program (HELP) is designed to promote and encourage health awareness, advocacy, interest, ability, and commitment to attending college and pursuing careers in medicine or any health science-related fields. HELP currently serves high school students who reside and attend public or charter schools in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area.  The majority of the students that participate in HELP are from Title I schools. Learn more >>

Application Deadline:  May 21, 2021  Apply Now - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Contact Ms. Ashanti Carter for more information at cartera@gwu.edu