APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship


Deadline: 13 January 2023

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Fellows!


The APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship aims to build a group of diverse, underrepresented public health leaders committed to improving the health of our most vulnerable communities and supporting achieving health equity for all. The fellowship is funded by a grant from Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.

Fellows support and lead projects, programs, and partnerships to address upstream determinants of health/social health across Kaiser Permanente-served communities. Critical determinants prioritized by Kaiser Permanente and our partners include housing and homelessness, food security, economic opportunity, and education, racism and related trauma, environmental health and sustainability, and access to healthcare services.


Fellows will receive a $120,000 stipend. There will be twelve fellowships available for 2023-24. Duration of the fellowship is twelve months with a start date of September 5, 2023. Fellows will participate in a two-week orientation before their official start date at their placement site on September 18, 2023.

Other benefits of the Fellowship include:

  • Complimentary APHA Membership for one year (with access to APHA's Early-Career Professionals)
  • Exclusive monthly professional development sessions (virtual)
  • Stipend to offset costs related to attending the APHA Annual Meeting in 2023 (registration, flight and hotel stay)

Note: Fellows are considered as independent contractors and are therefore responsible for their own health insurance and taxes.

Placement Sites

Fellows are placed with Kaiser Permanente partners serving our communities or within Kaiser. Virtual work will be accommodated as required due to COVID-19 in line with public health guidance and as determined by the site and its needs.

Previous sites for the fellowship:

Note: Fellows may be requested to relocate to their placement site. Relocation costs are the responsibility of the Fellow.

Eligibility Requirements

This fellowship is intended 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 between May 2022 and August 2023. (APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Scholars who fall within the conferral date timeline are also eligible and urged to apply for the fellowship.)

Prior work experience in public health or healthcare, including internships and leadership demonstrations through community involvement or professional associations, will be strongly considered.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S.

Preference is given to those who identify as first-generation college graduates; persons from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and those who classify under race/ethnicity groups such as Blacks or African Americans, Asians, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and individuals from other communities of color or underrepresented populations.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) if you have other questions about eligibility or you may email scholarships@apha.org.


Partner Universities 

Only graduate student alumni (conferred MPH or doctorate degree in public health between May 2022 and August 2023) from our partner universities are eligible to apply:

  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Georgia State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Portland State University (OHSU-PSU)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Colorado Anschutz
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • University of Washington


To apply for this opportunity please go to our application: 2023-24 APHA Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fellowship and apply by January 13, 2023.

Selection Process

Preliminary Review: all applications are reviewed by subject matter experts in the field of public and community health. These reviewers will read and rate applications for further consideration. All applicants will receive notification on decisions from the preliminary review by February 28th, 2023.

APHA Kaiser Permanente Selection Committee: Those selected as semi-finalists from the preliminary review will be requested to participate in a one-hour interview with high-level APHA and Kaiser Permanente staff. Interviews will take place in March 2023. Semi-finalists will be notified of their status and next steps by March 31, 2023.

Fellowship Site Interviews and Selection Committee Approval: Finalists will interview with Fellowship sites in April 2023. Final notifications will be sent to finalists by May 30, 2023. Recipients of the Fellowship must (if required) move to the area of their placement site by August 2023.

All interviews are virtual and will be conducted via Zoom.


Please email scholarships@apha.org if you have questions about this opportunity. Please also review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)https://apha.org/Professional-Development/APHA-Internships-and-Fellowships/APHA-KP-Leadership-Program/FAQs.