Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

ASTHO Public Health Equity Corps

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.

Lead for America
Jun 15, 2021



Public Health Equity Corps (PHEC) is a paid 2-year fellowship that places fellows with state public health agencies to help build healthy and resilient communities with a particular immediate focus on equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Specific vulnerable populations of interest include racial and ethnic minority communities, rural communities, people with disabilities, and people who are unsheltered or experiencing homelessness.

Fellows will receive training and mentorship that will prepare them for future roles in public service and public health.


Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • If in college, be on track to earn an undergraduate degree by June, 2021
  • If graduated, have earned an undergraduate degree in 2010 or later (including an associate degree)
  • Be able to make a full-time commitment

Applicants must be a resident, or have a strong connection to, of least one of the following states to apply:

  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Scholarship amounts vary. See the financial tab on the frequently asked questions for scholarship calculation information.

8 fellows will be selected.

Application process

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

Tagged as
COVID-19 · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Minorities · People with disabilities · Public health · Vaccination

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.