The Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL) is an 18-day educational program that takes place over the course of nine months, with a curriculum that includes classroom work, peer-to-peer exchanges, and collaborative learning. During the program, students develop and implement a project that addresses a significant health care issue affecting the state's uninsured and low-income residents.

The MICHL experience is designed to help participants develop practical, hands-on leadership capacities and skills that will enhance their personal effectiveness, and that of their organization, in addressing challenges and opportunities in today’s increasingly complex health care system. In addition, the experience is designed to build a network of colleagues from across the Commonwealth who are dedicated to addressing the health care needs of low-income, vulnerable and uninsured people.

Not currently accepting applications

In the face of Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding containment and the potential resurgence of the virus in the fall, we have decided to postpone MICHL 11 for the 2020-21 year.  It has not been a decision at which we arrived at lightly, especially when issues of structural and institutional racism, health disparities, privilege and access to care are so clearly at the forefront of the pandemic.  Please stay tuned for further information as to when our application portal will reopen.