How to Apply

The Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL) has nearly 170 graduates from ten years of the program. 

This is an opportunity for emerging leaders in a variety of community-based health care settings in Massachusetts to participate in leadership development with a new cohort of professionals who are experiencing many of the same challenges, demands, and benefits of this work. Not only will you have the opportunity to join a network of promising leaders across the state, but your growth and engagement in the program that begins with this initial nine-month experience will extend for many years, as a result of building a supportive group of contacts.

In addition, you will have access to a highly skilled, committed and diverse faculty who are dedicated to enhancing your leadership competencies and introducing you to new practices and strategies that will ultimately benefit your organization. MICHL promotes learning and implementing collaborative leadership, which is critical to working in a complex and dynamic health care industry.

Organizations of the applicants who are selected for MICHL are required to pay a modest fee of $600.  The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation underwrites all other costs of this 18 day experiential development program. 

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.

If there are additional questions about the MICHL program, please email Michael McCormack.