Grant Amount: $74,829
Recipient: Strong City Baltimore
Fellowship programs have proven to be a successful method of attracting and retaining talented and invested individuals to a variety of public service positions. Through this grant to Baltimore Corps, the de Beaumont Foundation funded one and a half fellows to spend a year at the Baltimore City Health Department to work in high-impact positions and to be deployed across diverse efforts to implement and manage public health efforts in the city. Three fellows at the Baltimore City Health Deparment were previously funded in 2015. Again, fellows will examine their experience as a model for other city health departments, with specific attention to how fellowship programs like this can be sustainable in public health departments.