How to Apply

The Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL) has over 180 graduates from more than 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-session experiential development program.

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

Click Here to submit an application for MICHL 11.  

Applications for the 2021 – 2022 cohort are due at 3 p.m. on Friday August 20, 2021.

What happens after I submit my application?

All applications are initially reviewed by Michael McCormack and Jacquie Anderson.  They will identify approximately 20 - 25 applicants to interview more in-depth. Notification of those selected to interview will occur by the email on your application no later than Wednesday September 1st. Interviews will be held on September 9th or 10th, 2021.

How are the interviews conducted, where do they take place, and how long do they last?

Applicants selected to interview will meet with their interview team via Zoom for approximately 45 minutes.  The interview teams are made up by a member of the program’s faculty or Foundation staff, and an alum of the program (2 people).  Over the course of this interactive conversation, you will have opportunities to ask questions you may have about the program, the process, or any other topic that’s on your mind. You will be asked questions related to your application, your intention in taking the program, etc.

After the last interviews on Friday, the interviewers meet and discuss all those interviewed, and choose Cohort 11.  Notifications will take place no later than Monday, Sept. 13.

**Please note, we expect all who are selected as participants for MICHL 11 to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 at least two weeks prior to the in-person session on September 30, 2021.  We also recognize  (1) there may be people with disabilities who are unable to get the vaccine for medical reasons (under the ADA) and (2) people whose cannot be vaccinated based on religious belief (under state law).  In those cases, individuals can attend, but will be required to observe prevention/mitigation measures, such as wearing a mask, keeping 6 feet distance, and frequent hand-washing, when engaging in indoor activities.   In those cases we will ask that the participant provide a written acknowledgment certifying that they cannot take the vaccine based on disability or religious belief, but agree to abide by the requirements to wear a mask, except when eating/drinking, and practice safe social distancing and frequent handwashing.