Award Details & Eligibility

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted to no later than Tuesday August 30, 2016 by:
2:00 PM PDT
3:00 PM MDT
4:00 PM CDT
5:00 PM EDT

Start of Award:

January 1, 2017

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.

Applicants may participate by dialing our call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 and then entering 665 018 610.
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:

  • Tuesday July 5 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday July 20 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday August 4 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday August 17 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday August 24 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 8 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
  • Tuesday July 26 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

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

  • Wednesday June 22 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

  • Selection Notification

    The 2017 cohort of Change Leaders will be notified by October 31, 2016.


    January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

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    We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2017 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 be added to our distribution list for future cohorts, please sent an e-mail to We have updated our list to include all who have expressed interest during our the 2016 application cycle.

    To view program testimonials, click here.