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Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Leadership

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Public Health Policy and Strategy Innovation Hub Training
A training cohort of public health practitioners and emerging leaders to prepare for change, build capacity for strategic policy and decision making, learn adaptive leadership skills to inform decision-making approaches, and design solutions to address current and future public health issues. Trainings will be primarily focused on addressing collaboration partnerships with the healthcare, housing, and transportation sectors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
A one-year fellowship designed to prepare physician-leaders who will work to improve the capacity of the healthcare system to provide access to high quality care for historically marginalized populations. The program provides academic training and coursework, including an MPH or MPA. Physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2022
Sponsors: Commonwealth Fund, Harvard University
Bill Finerfrock Health Policy Fellowship
A 4-week fellowship in Alexandria, Virginia for mid-career professionals to learn leadership skills for becoming grassroots advocates and champions for rural health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2023
Sponsor: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
Daniel Foundation of Alabama Grants
Grants for programs in Alabama with a focus on underserved communities, rural areas, and populations experiencing economic disadvantages. Priority areas include health; community needs; education and youth; and arts, culture, and community assets.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 16, 2023
Application Deadline: Mar 13, 2023
Sponsor: Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program
Funding to train healthcare professionals to use valid and reliable screening and diagnostic tools, in addition to providing evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental and behavioral concerns.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2023
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Congressional Internship
A summer internship for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
Sponsor: Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
North Dakota Outstanding Rural Health and Public Health Awards
Awards to honor outstanding rural and public health providers, professionals, health programs, educators/mentors, health volunteers, emerging leaders, and legislators in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2023
Sponsor: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Social and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEDS)
Grants for tribal community-based organizations, tribes, and village governments for social and economic infrastructure development. The program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2023
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Connection Corps Fellowship
A 1-year fellowship program that trains and mobilizes leaders to work in rural and under-resourced communities to coordinate broadband development and digital inclusion.
Geographic coverage: Available in 10 states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Heartland Forward, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Lead for America
Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund