Bernstein Fellows Program

Developing future leaders to work in and improve the health of rural and underserved communities.

The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging health leaders to work in and improve the health of rural and under-served communities in North Carolina. The program identifies and supports the work of outstanding individuals already working in health services in these areas and share Jim’s commitment and passion for rural health.

When selected, Bernstein Fellows receive:

  • Educational opportunities and individual mentoring through a network of professionals associated with FHLI.
  • Up to two years of funding to support a project they develop that will improve the health of their community.

After the two-year fellowship, Bernstein Fellows not only have a clear understanding of rural and underserved community needs, but also have also acquired the leadership skills necessary to engage and collaborate with others to improve the health and economic state of these communities.

Download and share this PDF about the current class of Bernstein Fellows. 

Bernstein Fellow Applicants

Are you interested in applying to be a Bernstein Health Leadership Fellow? If so, please send an email to Nel Edwards and you will be added to our contact list regarding all future program announcements. We anticipate that the candidate application process will begin in the fall of 2022.