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Emerging Leaders in Public Health 2018 Application Packet


The Kresge Foundation is seeking applicants for the third cohort of 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 competencies in business, planning and public health systems. 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. To learn more about the initiative, including the selection criteria and application process, visit

The attached guide includes background on the initiative and information on how to apply. The application period will begin on April 2, 2018 and close on April 30, 2018.

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