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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
Feb 15, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:

Claudia Brown, MSN

Kaitlin Bagley, MPH

For grants management or budget questions:
David Colwander


The Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program provides grant funding to prepare maternal and child health leaders in adolescent and young adult (AYA) health within 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 diverse health professionals, through didactic, experiential, and research-based interdisciplinary education and training in core health disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work
  • Expand diversity, equity, and inclusion related to race, ethnicity, geography, and special populations within all training program components, including but not limited to trainee/faculty recruitment, staffing plan, curricula, clinical and experiential activities, and research foci to address health disparities and increase health equity for AYA
  • Develop curricula, training activities, and investigative research to produce evidence-based products and practices in primary care, AYA specialty service, and public health
  • Improve access to behavioral, emotional, mental, developmental, and psychosocial health services, well-being, and support for AYA
  • Develop, expand, and disseminate population-based strategies and effective practices through collaboration and coordination of telehealth, tele-education/distance learning, technical assistance, and continuing education

LEAH programs are expected to provide clinical consultation through a variety of mechanisms such as telehealth, phone consultation, and in-person consultation, as feasible. These efforts should improve access to adolescent and young adult healthcare in rural, urban underserved, tribal communities, and/or other hard-to-reach populations, such as those with medical service access barriers which may be socio-economic, physical, cognitive/developmental, cultural, and/or linguistic.


Public and nonprofit institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated average award: $459,370 per year
Estimated number of awards: 7
Project period: 5 years
Total program funding: $3,245,594

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

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

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