Apply Now for the Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program (Kresge Foundation)

The Kresge Foundation is partnering with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC) to recruit and select 20 teams for the third cohort of Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative. ELPH is a 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 18-month, action-oriented experience designed to enhance skills and competencies in communications, business planning and leading organizational change. Each team will focus on the development and implementation of a “transformative concept” that shifts or expands the role of their local health department in the community and translates into sustainable change. Leadership teams will receive coaching and a grant up to $125,000 from The Kresge Foundation to apply their leadership training while leading their department towards assuming this new, transformative role.

To apply, complete the application request form by April 25. Applicants will receive a unique application after completing the application request form. The unique application will be due by April 30.

For more information about the selection criteria, application process, and stories of previous participants, visit The Kresge Foundation ELPH website.

For questions, please contact the National Program Office at

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