Ten scholarship recipients receive a travel stipend up to $2,000 and complimentary registration for the National Health Policy Conference, and participate in other activities based on their health policy interests. 

This boot camp is designed to immerse scholars in the health policymaking process, introduce them to the top priorities of health policymakers, and arm them with resources and leadership skills to catalyze change in their communities. By the end of the boot camp, participants will be able to:

  • Define national health policy priorities and identify how their local-level efforts apply to the national health policy agenda;
  • Communicate 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 policy change efforts.

This program is funded by The Kresge Foundation

Eligibility Requirements
Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be mid-career professionals with five to ten years of experience.
  • Be currently working to improve population health through community-level effort(s) and have a proposed policy change idea.
  • Demonstrate commitment to working in low income communities or with underserved populations in the United States.
  • Be willing to attend the bootcamp and participate in virtual engagement activities.

Those from racial/ethnic underrepresented groups and those from under resourced communities are encouraged to apply. A diverse pool of applicants will be selected 

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 a policy change that you are interested in pursuing, or are grappling with, in your organization/community.
  • Describe how attending the policy bootcamp will help you achieve your professional and personal goals?
  • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership among peers and colleagues.

2. 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 as demonstrated by applicant's policy change statement
  • 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)

Call 202.292.6797 or email Marya Khan