Chambers County Commmunity
Rural Health Fellows

Goal: To educate and develop a network of diverse rural health leaders to serve in key positions in the healthcare arena with health equity as a focus.

  • Monthly Meetings via Zoom
  • Meetings face to face (FTF) with interprofessional, rural health experts
  • Weekly Modules via Canvas
  • Rural Health Equity monthly discussions
  • Engagement with peers on rural health and underserved communities
  • Enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in health or health-related disciplines
  • Interested in rural health
  • Time to dedicate 6-8 hours per week with rural health efforts in and out of Chambers County
  • Experience in rural and underserved healthcare
  • Stipend $800 per month (includes travel allotment)
  • Canvas course access: Rural Health Fellows
  • T-shirt
  • Engagement with faculty and other students committed to improving rural health and underserved communities
  • Rural Health engagement across Auburn University and surrounding communities
  • Ambassador Coordinator: Linda Gibson-Young, College of Nursing
  • Faculty Mentor: One clinical or tenure-track faculty from unit
  • Identification of project for Rural Health
  • Fellow Peers (maximum of 4)
  • 1-year commitment, with rolling terms (first cohort has 5 fellows @ 1 year with additional fellows starting 2nd half of year).
  • Monthly meetings via zoom; 2 training sessions in Spring, 2 face to face meetings in Fall. Final Presentation Spring and Fall.
Rural Health Initiative

The Rural Health Initiative partners with communities to increase access to high quality and affordable health and wellness care throughout rural Alabama. In addition, it offers a growing network of educational programming addressing physical, mental, and relational health needs. Learn more!

2023-2024 Rural Health Fellows Applications due November 17, 2023

  • Please complete application via Qualtrics
  • Attach Resume
  • Include faculty mentor’s information
  • Interested candidates will be interviewed via Zoom
  • Application’s reviewed by November 28, 2023
  • Fellowship starts in January 2024

Please email,, for questions or interest.

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2023-4 Rural Health Fellows class training sessions:

  1. January 26, 2024 – Rural Health Fellow Training Session 1 (orientation)

  2. February 16, 2024 – Rural Health Fellow Session 2

  3. May 8, 2024 – Annual Rural Health Celebration and Presentation

Fellows Coordinator

Linda Gibson-Young, College of Nursing

Last Updated: November 8, 2023