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Harness your strengths while building the collective capacity of your team

Why Apply

Team of 4 women smiling at a tribal health center

  • Collaborate to examine the systems that produce inequalities
  • Design and implement innovative solutions that lead to thriving rural communities led by community voice and participation
  • Grow as a change leader through:
    • Relational Leadership and Equity Centered Leadership training
    • Coaching, mentoring, and support from UNC-CH interprofessional students
    • $45K in grant funding for community-led projects

How To Apply

  1. Start by building authentic partnerships in the rural communities you serve
  2. Collaborate to identify barriers to health equity and possible solutions
  3. Identify a 4-person team from these partnerships including 2 community members from Edgecombe or Robeson County and 2 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty or researchers
  4. Review the Whole Community Connection Application (.pdf) and prepare your answers, including a project narrative with the following:
    • The Problem
    • Planned Approach
    • Anticipated Outcomes
    • Evaluation
    • Sustainability
    • Team Members’ Expertise and Partnerships
    • Budget
  5. Submit your team’s application before the deadline (applications will reopen in October 2022)

Next Steps

  • Receive an email confirmation with your application details to confirm successful submission
  • Team applications will be reviewed and finalists selected by a committee
  • Selected teams will be notified and project funds and leadership training will start each January