The 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.

The Opportunity


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.

Fellowship Criteria


The Innovation Fellowship is a seven-month engagement designed to create opportunities for emerging digital health leaders to gain exposure to the digital health ecosystem, deepen their understanding of trends and opportunities across the industry, and engage with the Rock Health community. 

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11:59pm PT. For the 2024 cohort, we are seeking to support 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

Core program offerings include:

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