The Kresge Foundation is seeking nominations for Emerging Leaders in Public Health, a new leadership development initiative designed to equip local public health officers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively lead their agencies in the changing health care environment.
Through a nationwide competitive process, Kresge will select teams from eight local governmental public health departments to participate in the first cohort for this 16-month program. With technical assistance from national public health experts, each team will undertake a real-world, hands-on project that will have immediate impact upon their departments. Participating teams will receive grants of up to $125,000 and one-on-one technical assistance from health care consultants and project staff to complete their projects. They also will participate in four two-day convening that will include presentations by leading experts in public health reform, small-group discussions, one-on-one consultations, and peer learning.
State government public health officers and leaders of SACCHOs and APHA state and regional public health associations are each invited to nominate three highly qualified local governmental public health officers from different jurisdictions to participate in the program. Nominations are due August 25 and will be screened. Then selected nominees will be invited to submit a letter of intent via the Kresge’s online application system. A review panel of public health experts will select eight finalists. Those eight finalists will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Questions about the initiative should be directed to Carol Hoyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mosaic Group, a health care consulting firm, is directing the program.