How to Apply

The Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL) has over 190 graduates from more than fifteen 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 colleagues.

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 within and across our complex and dynamic health care systems.

The cost for each organization, aside from the participant’s time should they be selected, is assessed on a sliding scale and used to: demonstrate and confirm the organization’s commitment to the applicant; support equity and access for applicants from organizations with limited infrastructure and/or financial resources; and help defray a small amount of the program cost.

  • $600 – Massachusetts Grassroots, Advocacy, and/or Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations
  • $800 - Community Health Centers; Accountable Care Organizations; and Public Sector (city, local, and state government agencies or commissions)
  • $1,000 - Hospitals and Hospital Systems; Private Health Care Institutions; Health Plans; Academic Institutions; and other private sector and for-profit entities

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation underwrites all other costs of this 18-session experiential development program.

The application portal for the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership program is now closed.  The deadline for all submissions was August 1, 2023.

For additional information about the MICHL program, please contact Sharon Bueno Washington at [email protected].