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APHA and Kaiser Permanente Community Health Leadership Program

Creating a pipeline for diverse leadership in public health

We support underrepresented public health students and young professionals committed to improving the health of our most vulnerable communities and pursuing health equity for all.

Applications for now open for the 2024-2025 scholarship and fellowship!

Two group photos of Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellows and Scholars smiling and making silly faces at APHA's 2023 Annual Meeting


The APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Scholarship supports students who intend on pursuing an MPH or DrPH/PhD at one of our partner universities.  Learn more >>


The APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship provides an immersive year-long work experience for early-career professionals who have a conferred MPH, DrPH or PhD in public health from one of our partner universities. Learn more >>

Partner Universities and Colleges

  • Charles Drew University
  • Georgia State University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Morgan State University
  • Portland State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Washington

The program is geared toward first-generation college graduates, people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and people from Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian and other Native communities.

Run by APHA, the program is funded by a grant from the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.