Population Health Scholarship Program

The Population Health Scholarship Program is designed to bring emerging community health leaders to Washington for a week-long policy bootcamp, including participation in the 2015 National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), meetings with policymakers and community health stakeholders, and networking events with key advisors from AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute and the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy (CAPP). By connecting these scholars with national experts, they will gain valuable insight into the policymaking process and learn new methods for translating and disseminating their work to decision makers.

Ten (10) scholarship recipients will receive a travel stipend and complimentary registration for the NHPC, and will participate in other tailored activities based on their health policy interests.

This five day bootcamp is designed to immerse scholars in the health policymaking process and introduce them to the top priorities of health policymakers. By the end of the bootcamp, participants will be able to:

  • Define national health policy priorities and identify how their local-level efforts apply to the national health policy agenda;
  • Translate and disseminate their successes to decision makers, who can inform policy, and to practitioners, who can replicate best practices in their own communities; and
  • Build connections with officials from state and national health agencies, community leaders, and other individuals who are leading systems change efforts.

This program is sponsored by The Kresge Foundation.

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Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be mid-career professionals with at least five years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrate commitment to working in low income communities or with underserved populations.

Applicants who identify with one of the following underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaskan Native.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online and include:

  1. Completed application form. Application form will ask for a 250-word response to each of the following questions:
  • Describe what policy/systems change you hope to make in your organization or community and how the tools from this bootcamp will help you achieve this change.
  • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability among peers and colleagues.
  • How will attending this year’s policy bootcamp help you achieve your professional and personal goals?
  1. Current resume (not to exceed 5 pages)

Criteria for Judging Applications

The advisory committee will evaluate applications based on:

  • Potential to contribute to population health and health policy at the local, state, or national level
  • Demonstrated leadership ability among peers and colleagues
  • How this scholarship will help achieve their professional and personal goals
  • Quality of the short-answer questions (well-written, clear and within the word limit requested)

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Fill out the online application


Call 202.292.6771 or email Meghan Wolfe.

2014 Population Health Scholarship Recipients

Further information http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/Training.cfm?ItemNumber=12240&navItemNumber=12248

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