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CHCF Health Equity Fellowship

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

California Health Care Foundation
Jun 28, 2021

For program questions:
Charles Reader
Online contact form

For questions regarding the application process:
Katie Brumage


The Health Equity Fellowship Program offers two-year fellowships focused on developing emerging Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leaders to become local and regional catalysts for health equity in California. Fellows will participate in leadership development and training activities and gain experience with grantmaking related to health equity work. The program consists of two project areas:

  1. Impacting Investment Fellowship is a training opportunity for BIPOC investment professionals to gain experience in analysis related to impact investing in tech-enabled healthcare services that can support health equity and innovation in the safety-net delivery system
  2. Homelessness and Health Care Fellowship is an opportunity for BIPOC professionals to gain experience in analysis, strategy development, and grantmaking related to philanthropic investment in primary care and behavioral health policy, financing, and delivery system improvement for people experiencing homelessness.

Eligible applicants are California residents with and demonstrated commitment racial and economic equity and who have work experience in a field related to the fellowship's project, including but not limited to:

  • Healthcare (including behavioral health) delivery or administration
  • Public health
  • Health policy
  • Health innovation
  • Impact investing
  • Health financing, particularly in the safety net and Medi-Cal

Candidates with professional or lived experience in one of CHCF's regions of special focus, which include Central Valley, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles, are especially encouraged.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Fellows will be full-time, fully benefited, exempt employees of the California Health Care Foundation. The annual salary is $120,000. Participants will be trained to assume the position of program officer upon completion of the fellowship.

Two fellowship positions are currently available for the pilot cohort.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website for each project area.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Housing and homelessness · Leadership · Philanthropy · Policy · Primary care · Racial and ethnic groups · Technology for health and human services · California

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