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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Social determinants of health

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

Community Heart & Soul Planning, Technical Assistance, and Seed Grant Program
Community Heart & Soul is a community development process that engages residents in identifying what they love about their community, the future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Activities and objectives are determined by communities, and projects have included volunteerism, healthcare access, social programs, transportation, broadband, and emergency preparedness, among others. Seed grants are offered to qualifying small cities and towns interested in implementing the Heart & Soul model.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Community Heart & Soul
East Indiana AHEC Mini-Grants
Grants to support health careers exploration, clinical learning, and continuing education opportunities for high school students, health professions students, and practicing health professionals in rural and medically underserved communities in eastern and southeastern Indiana.
Geographic coverage: East Indiana AHEC service area
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Indiana Area Health Education Center Program
Georgia AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students in Georgia that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network
Hawaii AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Hawaii that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Illinois AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Illinois that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program
Maine Care for the Underserved Pathways AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate and honors distinction program for health professions students in Maine that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Maine Area Health Education Center Network, University of New England Center for Excellence in Health Innovation
Michigan Investigator Initiated Research Program
Funds Michigan-based innovative research projects that address urgent health issues; health inequities; social determinants of health; and healthcare access, quality and cost.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Michigan Physician Investigator Research Award
Funding for Michigan physicians to explore research concerning quality, cost, or access to care through pilot studies, feasibility studies, or small research projects.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Montana AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Montana that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Montana Area Health Education Center
National Center for Farmworker Health Learning Collaboratives
Virtual learning collaboratives that allow health centers to study and apply quality improvement methodology to a focused topic, such as increasing access to care, emergency preparedness, and social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Center for Farmworker Health