Award Details & Eligibility

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted to no later than Wednesday August 27, 2014 by:
2:00 PM PDT
3:00 PM MDT
4:00 PM CDT
5:00 PM EDT

Start of Award:

January 1, 2015

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.

Request an application

Beginning June 23, 2014 you may send an e-mail to to request an application. The application will be sent to you within three business days of receiving your request.

To Learn More About the Program:

We anticipate applicants will have questions and wish to discuss their proposals with us. Potential applicants are invited to attend one or more informational teleconferences. 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.

Applicants may participate by dialing 1 (877) 820-7831 and then entering 7235577#
We strongly encourage you to explore the website and the application instructions prior to joining the informational calls.

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

  • Wednesday July 16 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Monday August 4 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday August 14 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday August 20 1:00 pm to 2:00 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

  • Thursday July 24 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday August 13 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

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

  • Tuesday July 29 noon to 1:00 pm EDT
  • Tuesday August 12 1:00 to 1:30 pm EDT

  • Site Title

    We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015 cohort of Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health. To view the call for applications, click here.

    To request and 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.