This initiative seeks to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities by mobilizing elected/appointed officials, and community leaders to advance health equity interventions, programs, and policies in their respective jurisdictions. A selective cohort of policy officials and community leaders will be challenged to create actionable steps toward alleviating disproportionate health outcomes by utilizing the Political Determinants of Health (PDOH) framework. Elected/appointed officials and community members will be better equipped to develop and implement actionable solutions to close the health gap. Upon the successful completion of the training by the collaborators, each elected/appointed official & community-based organization partnership team will receive a $20,000 grant to implement their proposed health equity initiative utilizing the skills obtained from the Learning Laboratory. This complimentary, empowering partnership training will have semi-monthly, virtual sessions beginning in June 2021, continuing through May 2022; engagement commitments will be approximately eight (8) hours each month. We look forward to receiving your applications!