Award Details & Eligibility

Application Deadline:

The application cycle for the 2018 Cohort of Practice Change Leaders is now open. To request an application please send an e-mail to

Applications must be submitted to no later than Wednesday August 16, 2017 by:
2:00 PM PDT
3:00 PM MDT
4:00 PM CDT
5:00 PM EDT

Start of Award:

January 1, 2018

Amount of Award:

Practice Change Leaders receive $45,000 per year for one year. The applicant’s home institution is expected to provide cost-sharing support as described in section C of Conditions of the Award”.

Number of Awards:

Up to 10 awards will be made.


Applicants must hold a leadership role in a health care delivery organization, health-related institution, or community-based organization with direct responsibility for care that impacts older adults. The applicant’s home institution may be a health plan, hospital, ambulatory clinic, home health agency, assisted living facility, nursing home, or community-based agency providing health-related services to older adults. Irrespective of practice setting, applicants must be senior enough in their organization to have decision-making authority and be able to effectuate change. Applicants must live and practice in the United States.

To Learn More About the Program

Potential applicants are invited to attend one or more informational teleconference. During these calls, the National Program Office will address questions and concerns. Individuals who are considering applying are encouraged but not required to participate and can call in anonymously if they so choose.

The 2017 application cycle is now close. Teleconference dates for the 2018 recruitment will be posted in the spring of 2017.

Applications for the 2018 recruitment cycle will be available in May of 2017. Please e-mail to be added to our distribution list and to request an application. Application deadlines and specific details will be shared at that time.

Applicants may participate by dialing our call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 and then entering 406 711 594.
We strongly encourage you to explore the website and the application instructions prior to joining the informational calls.

The dates/times for the 2018 recruitment informational teleconferences are as follows:

  • Thursday June 15 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Monday July 10 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday July 26 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Monday August 7 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

  • Dedicated calls:

    The PCL program is pleased to offer dedicated peer-to-peer informational calls for social workers, community-based professionals and for nurses. These three groups are also welcome to join the general informational calls as listed above. However we do ask if you do not identify with the three categories below that you join the general informational calls listed above rather than the dedicated calls.

    Social Workers and Community-Based Professionals, (all backgrounds) — please only attend this peer-to-peer call if you are a social worker from any organization or work for a community-based organization that aims to improve health, (including behavioral health) or healthcare to older adults

  • Wednesday June 21 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday August 3 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

  • Nurses - please only attend this peer-to-peer call if you are a nurse

  • Wednesday June 14 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday July 12 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

  • Site Title

    We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 cohort of Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health. To view the call for applications, click here.

    To request an application, please send an e-mail to You will receive the application within three business days of your request.

    To view program testimonials, click here.