Community Health Leaders Program

Posted by on August 31, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Health Leaders Program
Deadline: October 15, 2009 (Brief Nominations)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders program each year honors ten outstanding and otherwise unrecognized individuals who overcome daunting odds to improve health and health care, especially to underserved populations in communities across the United States. The program aims to elevate the work of these “unsung heroes” through enhanced recognition, technical assistance, and new leadership opportunities.

Community Health Leaders are identified through a nomination and review process. To be considered for a CHL award, a nominee must: be accomplished in the field of community health at the midcareer level, with a three- to ten-year record of accomplishment; have created or substantially enhanced a health or health-care initiative that improves access to and quality of care or services in his or her community; have positively affected a significant number of people in the targeted community; not have received significant national recognition for their work; be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories at the time of the full nomination; and be affiliated with a public or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

The foundation will make ten awards in the amount of $125,000 each for the 2010 award cycle. Each new leader will receive a personal award of $20,000 to recognize his or her accomplishments and $105,000 to support the work for which the leader is recognized.

Visit the RWJF Web site for complete program information.

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