APHA and Kaiser Permanente Community Health Leadership Program

APHA and Kaiser Permanente are working together to support the development of diverse, underrepresented public health leaders who are committed to improving the health of our most vulnerable communities and pursuing health equity for all. The Program is funded by a grant from Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.

By focusing primarily on people of color and first-time students from underserved communities, the program aims to create a pipeline for diverse leadership in public health. The effort 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.

Both scholarships and fellowships are implemented in partnership with eight public health programs across Kaiser Permanente-served communities: Charles Drew University in Los Angeles; Georgia State University in Atlanta; Morgan State University in Baltimore; Portland State University in Portland; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Colorado in Boulder; the University of Hawaii in Honolulu; and the University of Washington in Seattle.


The APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Scholarship supports students who are historically underrepresented in the field of public health and intend on pursuing an MPH or DrPH at one of our partner universities. Go to APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Scholarship for more details on the award, including eligibility and the application.



The APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship is for early career professionals who have a conferred master’s (MPH) or doctorate degree (DrPH, PhD) in public health from one of our partner universities. Go to APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship for more details on the fellowship.