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Applications Are Now Open for Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative

The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative is now accepting applications for the third cohort. Kresge is partnering with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC) to recruit 20 teams of local, governmental health department leaders and provide them 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 ELPH applications from 12 a.m. Eastern on April 2 until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 30. To learn more about the selection criteria, application process, and stories of previous participants, visit and download the informational packet.

For questions, please contact the National Program Office at