12/10/2016 by Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance 0 Comments
Broadleaf Co-Founder Begins Global Health Fellowship
Broadleaf Health Director and Co-founder, Michael Matergia will spend the next year at the University of Colorado Center for Global Health.
After graduating from St. Joseph's Bruner Family Medicine Graduate Residency Program, Broadleaf’s co-founder and Director of Health, Michael Matergia has finally completed his medical training and is transitioned into two new roles, as a Global Health Fellow at the University of Colorado Center for Global Health and as a junior faculty member at St Joseph's hospital (working in the program that he graduated from).
At Broadleaf, we're especially excited about Michael's Global Health Fellowship role, as he will have specific time to devote to his non-profit work.
“I am extremely excited to not only have 3.5 days of protected non-clinical time to pursue global public health but also access to a rich network of resources and mentors at the University” reports Michael.
Over the course of the next year, Michael will be working to complete a full statistical analysis of our school health program (CHHIP), developing the programmatic and research protocols for an expanded child behavioral health initiative, and beginning an initial needs assessment to explore how Broadleaf can bring primary health care to adult laborers on tea plantations.
“This is going to be an extremely exciting year for Broadleaf as we push our health work to the next level, we are really laying the groundwork for scaled impact on healthcare in the Eastern Himalayas,”
We're super proud of Michael's continued accomplishments and with specific time to devote to Broadleaf, we're looking forward to seeing the fruits of his labor over the next year.