Pilot Testing

We are recruiting 20 pilot testers (individuals or teams) from around the country to better understand how the Public Health Learning Agenda Toolkit can be used to strengthen learning for systems change.  Each individual or team will be asked to complete the activities listed below, and will receive a $1500 stipend for their effort. 


  1. Monday April 12, 2021 8:00AM ET: Applications Open
  2. Friday May 14, 2021 11:59PM ET: Applications Close
  3. Friday June 4, 2021: Pilot Testers Notified of Acceptance
  4. Thursday June 17, 2021 12:30-2:30PM ET: Kick off meeting
  5. Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:30 – 2:30 PM ET: Check in Meeting
  6. August 12, 2021 11:59 PM ET: “Putting it All Together” Worksheet due
  7. Mid-Late August TBD Date 1: Focus Group 1 (only 1 required)
  8. Mid-Late August TBD Date 2: Focus Group 2 (only 1 required)
  9. September, 2021: Payments to Pilot Testers

Who should apply to be a pilot tester?

This opportunity to be a Learning Agenda Toolkit pilot tester is suggested for individuals or teams who influence the learning and training of the workforce trying to address complex challenges within their communities. Your professional role may include:
  • workforce development, training, and education
  • agency or program management
  • public health leadership
  • other
Teams are encouraged to work together to pilot test the Learning Agenda Toolkit, but one person must apply and serve as the point of contact. Please review the “Ask”. The team can attend the kick of session and check in. The lead point of contact must be able to attend one of two focus group sessions with evaluators. Criteria for selection include:
  1. Ability to influence learning and training for your program area, organization, workforce, or community, including potential for collective learning;
  2. Readiness to harness learning for making systems changes to improve health
  3. Connection to a community challenge/engagement with partners on a community challenge

How do I (and my teammates) apply to be a pilot tester?

If you and your public health team, fit the criteria, we encourage you to fill out the simple application below!

The Ask for Pilot Testers

Download The Public Health Learning Agenda

Facilitate deeper, more robust stages of learning that can increasingly impact systems change