Nominate a 2018 Equity + Health Fellow

January 16, 2018

Call for Nominations

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation is calling for nominations for neighborhood and community-based leaders to participate in its 2018 Equity + Health Fellowship, with a deadline for submissions by Friday, February 9, 2018. Twelve Fellows will be selected for a nine-month period running from April 2018 through January 2019.The intent is to support grassroots leaders so that they can make community improvements that promote greater health equity in the region, with a focus on housing and the built environment.Who Can Be Nominated?

RMHF is inviting nominations for neighborhood and community-based grassroots leaders who are working individually or with faith-based, civic, public, or nonprofit organizations to promote equity and improve health outcomes through housing or the built environment in the urban and rural areas of the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan.

Nominations for grassroots leaders — especially members of historically underrepresented communities — who champion improvements in the built environment, engage residents in low-wealth communities and work to create healthier, stronger neighborhoods for all people are especially encouraged.

RMHF is particularly interested in work that takes into account racial equity in health outcomes and the built environment. Nominees may be working informally, on behalf of a coalition or group, or in a position at an organization.

How Do I Nominate Someone?

To nominate an individual, please click the link below and complete the nomination form. Individuals may also nominate themselves. No more than three nominations will be accepted from each nominator.

Nomination forms and applications will be available in English and Spanish. Visit our website on January 19 to find the Spanish language version. The Fellowship will be conducted in English.

How Will Fellows Be Selected?

The final selection of Fellows will be determined by:

  • the work the nominee has chosen to pursue during the Fellowship,
  • a demonstrated commitment to equity, and
  • knowledge and experience in working to improve the built environment.

External reviewers will evaluate the submitted nomination forms and invite a smaller group of finalists to submit an application. Technical assistance in completing applications will be available for all invited applicants.

What Happens After I Submit a Nomination Form?

Nomination forms are due on Friday, February 9, 2018. A screening team will review nominations and invite applications from up to 24 individuals for 12 slots.

People nominated to apply will be notified by Friday, March 2, 2018.
Technical assistance will be available to applicants, from Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 23, 2018.
Final Fellowship applications are due on Monday, March 26, 2018.
Selection of 12 Fellows will be made on Friday, April 13, 2018.

How Can I Get More Information?

Learn more here