CRFT Fellows complete the program over 16 weeks, including orientation and a closing ceremony. Fellows have dynamic and expert visit faculty come from universities all over the country who come to NYU to teach each week. Fellows explore various subjects such as health literacy, community-based participatory research, ethics, health policy research, and grant writing. They also participate in group class activities that allow them to put their newly obtained knowledge and skills to use. Fellows also have homework assignments, such as a photovoice, a grocery store audit, and a windshield survey.

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At the end of the program, fellows have a silent auction for a charity that the cohort votes on. This year, donations were made to Every Mother Counts. Every Mother Counts works to achieve quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care for all by giving grants and working with partners and thought leaders to increase awareness and mobilize communities to take action.