The Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership


The Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership (MICHL), a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, develops evolving leaders to increase their own personal impact; strengthen their effectiveness in their organization; enhance the organization’s influence in the health care system, and understand effective leadership in the context of privilege, health disparities and racial equity. 

The participants will come from a variety of backgrounds and represent diverse employment situations, such as:

  • New executive directors with no prior experience heading an organization, senior and mid-level managers with at least seven years of experience;
  • Direct service or program managers seeking senior management appointments
  • advocacy and policy managers with a goal of organizational leadership

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.

For more information, please email Michael McCormack.