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Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.110
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Nov 10, 2016

Claudia Brown


The Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program provides grant funding to prepare maternal and child health leaders in adolescent and young adult health within at least 5 core health disciplines, including medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work. Grantees will be expected to offer interdisciplinary leadership training to health professionals at the graduate and postgraduate levels.

LEAH programs should:

  • Prepare fellows for leadership roles in clinical services, research, training, and organization of health services for adolescents and young adults, including those with special health care needs
  • Integrate biological, developmental, mental and behavioral health, social, economic, educational, and environmental health training within a public health framework
  • Emphasize technical assistance, continuing education, and collaboration with state and local public health agencies, education, youth development, and human service agencies and providers
  • Develop, enhance, or improve evidence-based patient-centered, family-involved, culturally competent, community-based care plans and practices for adolescents and young adults

Clinical and service training settings must provide services in a variety of institutional and rural/urban community-based settings focused on adolescents and young adults reflecting the cultural, social, linguistic, and ethnic diversity of the community. Providing practicum sites in underserved communities is recommended.

For the purposes of this program, adolescents are individuals aged 10-17 years and young adults are individuals aged 18-26 years.


Public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated average award: $437,942
Estimated number of awards: 7
Project period: 5 years
Total program funding: $3,065,600

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Technical assistance webinar recording:
Passcode: 4121

Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Health occupations · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Leadership · Racial and ethnic groups

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