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Engagement of Communities

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Community Health Innovation Awards (CHIA) Mentoring Program. CHIA mentors play an invaluable role in our program, championing applicants through the critical stages of project idea development and presentation preparation.

As a CHIA mentor, you will:Mentor Matching Questionnaire Form

  • Serve as a sounding board to help refine an applicant’s ideas
  • Provide a fresh set of eyes for an applicant’s written proposal
  • Help applicants strategize on their live presentation

As a CHIA mentor, you will not:

  • Write or re-write applicants’ proposals
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations
  • Move project ideas in a different direction than the applicant intends
  • Impose an agenda
  • Tell the grantee applicant what to do

CHIA mentors are asked to be available as needed to support your matched CHIA applicant.

To begin, please fill out this questionnaire. Our goal is to get to know you better to make the best match between you and a CHIA applicant.


CHIA Mentor Flyer

CHIA Mentors 2018 Page 1

Please click to download PDF to help promote CHIA.


Clifford Kennon, EdS, MPA, CPP
Program Director, Engagement of Communities