Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative

Applications Open in April 2018 for Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative


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 (ELPH). 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.


The Kresge Foundation will be accepting applications from 12 a.m. Eastern Time on April 2, 2018 through 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2018. More information about the selection criteria, application process, and stories of previous participants can be found at


Informational Webinars will be held in the first and second weeks of April for applicants who want to ask questions about applying. Information on how to register will be posted in February 2018 at


For questions, please contact the National Program Office at


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