2024 RockHealth.org Innovation Fellowship

The RockHealth.org Innovation Fellowship is an immersive cohort-based experience that supports and amplifies the work of visionary leaders who are centering lived experience in digital health innovation.

Digital health innovations are uniquely positioned to transform how health needs are understood and addressed. However, existing digital health innovations have not equally satisfied the needs of every individual and community—particularly those that have been persistently overlooked and underserved.

In order to reach these critical populations, we believe there is a unique opportunity to learn from the work of digital health innovators who ground their solutions in the lived experiences of overlooked and underserved communities.

We believe that these proximate leaders are uniquely positioned to develop transformative companies that can effectively address the urgent needs of their communities while also expanding the promise of digital health for all.

2024 Cohort

Applications for the Innovation Fellowship closed on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11:59pm PT. All applicants will receive a response from the RockHealth.org team in July, and the cohort will be announced in August.

For the 2024 cohort, we are supporting 10 innovators who meet the following criteria:

  • Role: CEO
  • Location: U.S.-based, though may have operations internationally
  • Organization Maturity: Seed stage
  • Strategic Focus: Building a high-impact digital health solution that is grounded in the lived experience of their intended end-user population and/or from the lived experience of the CEO
  • Collaboration: Seeks to engage with and learn from other early-stage, equity-focused leaders in the health space through curated programming opportunities
  • Engagement: Able to actively participate in monthly programming opportunities with other Fellows and digital health leaders
  • Impact: Shares a powerful vision to impact communities that have been historically underserved or overlooked by centering lived experience in the solution development process
  • Mission: Has a demonstrated record of advancing the design, development, or adoption of equitable principles and/or innovations in their work

“We had a dedicated cohort of digital health peers with whom we could relate and share perspectives on building in this space.” -2023 Innovation Fellow

Program Model

The goal of RockHealth.org Innovation Fellowship is to cultivate promising leaders and elevate unique digital health innovation models. Our core program pillars include field exposure, leadership development, and market awareness.

Core program offerings include:

“The peer to peer support was amazing and the monthly programming sessions were full of gems.” -2023 Innovation Fellow

For any questions about the RockHealth.org Innovation Fellowship, please reach out to innovationfellows@rockhealth.org. To receive updates on the Innovation Fellowship, as well as other RockHealth.org initiatives and events, sign up for our mailing list here.