Lark Health Scholarship

Our requirement is simple. We want you to submit a 1-2 page essay, 1.5 spaced, detailing an initiative that you would like to see happen — were you a policy maker, healthcare entrepreneur, or public health worker — to prevent or delay one of the most pressing health issues facing Americans today.

An example is the Digital Diabetes Prevention Program, a nationwide initiative modeled after a 10-year long study that showed a healthy diet low in starches, more exercise, and 5-7% body weight loss could delay the onset of diabetes and prevent the progression to diabetes of prediabetes by 58%! This insight has since become a nationwide initiative, covered by most health plans, medicaid plans, and medicare. It is making a true difference in the lives of those who are at risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

So, what’s the next great preventive health frontier?