Deadline to apply is Aug. 10, 2022 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 27, 2022  

(BOSTON, MA) Community Catalyst is excited to announce applications are now being accepted for the second cohort of the Restuccia Health Justice Fellowship. This program is focused on building the power and capacity of emerging advocacy leaders and their organizations to reshape the health system so it is reflective of and responsive to communities and what they need and want.  

The Fellowship’s primary objective is to equip diverse teams within local, state and national health advocacy organizations with the tools, resources and teamwork they need and want to build health and wellness for everyone. 

Three organizational teams will be selected to participate, consisting of three people per team. Its focus on teams of organizational leaders, rather than one leader, is meant to accelerate and sustain organizational change. The program prioritizes organizations of color* and subsequently leaders of color who reflect the communities they live in and/or serve. 

Qualified candidates and their respective organizations are encouraged to apply by the Aug. 10 deadline. A detailed FAQ can be found here. 

“At Community Catalyst, we have always believed that investing in community leadership is essential to progress. The Restuccia Health Justice Fellowship is designed to deepen that commitment and honors the legacy and vision of our longtime and founding executive director, Rob Restuccia,”shared Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart. “Together, we can create a health system rooted in race equity and health justice and a society where health is a right for all.”  

More about the Fellowship:  

The Restuccia Health Justice Fellowship will accept applications from health advocates at the local, state and national level dedicated to pursuing a specific organizational transformation and deepening their practice toward race equity and health justice.  

As part of their application, teams will need to submit at least one proposal for an organizational transformation goal they wish to pursue that is rooted in the Fellowship’s framework 

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If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please register to join Community Catalyst for an informational webinar on Aug. 4, 2022, at 12:30 PM Eastern Time. You can send your questions to 

*Community Catalyst requires that applications come from organizations of color. Our working definition is: 

  • Those Served: The organization is primarily focused on improving the lives of the communities of the following identities: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/a/e/X, Arab/Arab American, Middle Eastern, Northern African, Southeast Asian, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Desi, and/or immigrant, and/or any other identities of color not listed and their families 

  • Mission: This is reflected in the organization’s mission, goals, and program activities.  

  • Leadership: A majority (75%) of Leadership (board members, executive director and senior management as defined by your organization) identify as members of the above-listed communities. Please note external partners have assisted in the development of this definition.  

Community Catalyst is committed to learning and growing in this space and, therefore, continuously revisits this definition. We welcome any comments, questions or ideas you may have. 


CommunityCatalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth. 


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