The Rural Health Fellows Program is designed to educate, develop and inspire a networked community of rural health leaders who will step forward to serve in key positions in the National Rural Health Association, affiliated rural health advocacy groups and local and state legislative bodies.
Selected participants will meet in person 3 times throughout the year to undergo intensive leadership and advocacy training. Applicants will also participate in conference calls and mentorship activities and should be dedicated to advocating on behalf of rural health.
Dates for training sessions are:
February 5-7, 2019 at the Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
May 7-10, 2019 at the NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference in Atlanta, GA
February 11-13, 2020 at the Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
Be members of the NRHA and their state rural health association or be willing to join before the start of the program
Demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of all people residing in rural America, through the provision of equitable healthcare services.
Be willing and able to commit to monthly conference calls as part of the program and complete a project as a member of an Action Project Team.
Commit to attend all Rural Health Fellows training sessions.
Applicants must have a sponsor (employer, corporate, or self) responsible for all travel and lodging costs to attend the training sessions.