Monday, November 5, 2018

Funding: Student Leaders in Public Health

We are excited to share with you the Student Leaders in Public Health program!
Student Leaders in Public Health is a field placement and leadership program funded by
the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) through the Public Health Training
Centers Program. In this new round of funding, HRSA has increased the stipend amount to 
$3,500, increased the number of stipends to 27 for the Rocky Mountain Region, and 
extended the reach to other public health-related graduate and undergraduate programs 
(e.g., psychology, sociology, social work). We see this change as a great opportunity to 
increase the impact and visibility of the program.

RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health Qualifications and Project Requirements
  • Student must be a US citizen, US national or foreign national possessing a visa                    permitting permanent residence in US
  • Student must be enrolled in higher education program in CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,                                 WY (undergraduate or graduate with priority given to public health students).
  • Project impact must be with an underserved community/population in the Rocky                    Mountain Region.
  • Project must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed                                 by June 30, 2019.
  • Total of 27 available stipends for the Rocky Mountain Region. Projects may be                                field placements (internship/practicum/capstone) or faculty-student collaborations                  (research project, etc).
  • Students receive $3,500 and are required to have 2 final deliverables (paper                                      and a poster or presentation).
Timeline: There will be two application review time periods. Application deadlines are                            November 15, 2018 and February 15, 2019.

Promotion: Attached you will find a flyer for students and for potential preceptors/mentors.                      Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity. It's a win-win for students and our          understaffed/over-worked public health workforce!