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Rural Health Fellows Leadership Program

National Rural Health Association
Sep 12, 2024

Gabriela Boscan


The Rural Health Fellows Program is designed to educate and develop a community of rural health leaders who will choose to serve in key positions in the National Rural Health Association, affiliated rural health advocacy groups, and local and state legislative bodies, with a specific focus on health equity.

Selected participants will meet in person 3 times for intensive leadership and advocacy training. Applicants will also participate in conference calls and mentorship activities and should be dedicated to advocating on behalf of rural health.

Dates for training sessions are:

  • February 11-13, 2025 at the Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • May 20-23, 2025 at the NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
  • February 10-12, 2026 at the Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Applicants must:

  • Be members of the NRHA for at least 1 year
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of all people residing in rural America, through the provision of equitable healthcare services.
  • Be willing and able to commit to monthly conference calls as part of the program and complete a project as a member of an Action Project Team.
  • Commit to attend all Rural Health Fellows training sessions.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

There is no program fee for participation in the the Rural Health Fellows program.

10 - 15 participants are selected each year.

Applicants must have a sponsor (employer, corporate, or self) responsible for all travel and lodging costs to attend the training sessions.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

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Health disparities · Leadership · Policy

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