Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program

Applications open at 12 a.m. ET, on April 2, 2018 & will be accepted until 5 p.m. ET, on April 30, 2018.

The Kresge Foundation is seeking applicants for Emerging Leaders in Public Health – an 18-month, leadership development initiative aimed at providing local, governmental public health leaders with the knowledge and skills to lead in today’s changing health care environment. The health officer and a second leader from the same agency team up for an action-oriented experience designed to enhance organizational and leadership skills and competencies. In the application, teams will propose a “transformative concept” that advances a new, innovative role or model for their public health agency in the community.

Participants will receive training on leadership, organizational development, communications strategy and financing models, as well as a grant up to $125,000 to develop and implement their transformative concept. More information about the selection criteria, application process, and stories of previous participants can be found at

Informational webinars will be held April 5 at 3:00pm ET and April 11 at 2:00pm ET for applicants who want to ask questions about applying. Registration for the webinars is now open. For questions, please contact the National Program Office at

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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