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Call for Applications: Culture of Health Leaders

Announcing a Call for Applications for a new leadership development and funding opportunity to engage a diverse array of professionals and advance cross-sector collaboration to build a Culture of Health.

The Build Healthy Places Network is proud to be a partner agency in the new Culture of Health Leaders program! The call for applications opened this week for this exciting new leadership development and funding opportunity for leaders from sectors that influence health—including community development, education, transportation, technology, public health, government, faith/spiritual, business, health care, social service, economic development, urban planning, and others.

The goal of this program is to find new ways to collaborate to build a Culture of Health that will enable everyone to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.

The goal of this program is to engage a diverse array of professionals to take their leadership and influence to the next level; collaborate in new ways to create a healthier, more equitable future for all people; and to develop advanced leadership skills to build a Culture of Health that will enable everyone to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come.

Culture of Health Leaders is a national, three-year program co-led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Applications are open now through April 19 for programs beginning this fall. Each year the program will select up to 50 participants from a wide range of health and nonhealth fields to drive important change in every sector. Participants receive an annual stipend of $20,000 per person and financial support for the team to complete a bold project.

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit There will be an introductory webinar on March 24 from 11am-12pm EST; visit the website to register.

This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals in different sectors and stages of their careers to advance and facilitate collaboration across the community development and health sectors and beyond. We hope you will consider this opportunity within your own organization and share with others in your networks.

About the Author

Daniel Lau, Manager of Strategic Engagement

Daniel Lau, MPH is a nonprofit professional working to support communities become more healthy, successful and resilient. Before coming to the Network, Daniel was the Programs Director at Mission Asset Fund. At MAF, he managed the expansion and implementation of Lending Circles, a group savings and credit-building program. Building partnerships all across the country, Daniel contributed to a movement of safe and responsible access to financial capital for hardworking families, opening doors for economic advancement and self-sufficiency. Before MAF, he conducted research on the National School Lunch Program and advocated for federal anti-hunger and anti-poverty initiatives in Washington, DC.

Daniel graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Human Biology and completed his Masters in Public Health from Boston University. He is an alum of the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship.