HRSA announces LEAH Training Program grant cycle now open

The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has posted a grant announcement for the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Program.

The Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program provides interdisciplinary leadership training for at least five core professional disciplines in the areas of adolescent medicine, psychology, nursing, nutrition and social work. Training at the graduate and postgraduate levels prepare trainees for leadership roles in clinical services, research, training, and organization of health services for adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The training is designed to integrate biological, developmental, mental health, social, economic, educational, and environmental issues within a public health framework. LEAH projects develop, enhance, and improve adolescent-centered/family-involved, culturally competent, community-based care for adolescents by providing interdisciplinary leadership training of health professionals and by working with state and local health, education, youth development, and human service agencies and providers - public, private, and voluntary - with a maternal and child health focus. These training projects influence the health and health care issues of adolescents nationally.

Funding for the grant program is $2,588,776. Applications are due by March 16th. To learn more, please visit the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health webpage.