Leadership and Workforce Development

At ASTHO, our mission is to provide first-class resources that empower state and territorial health officials, their executive teams, and the broader public health workforce to expand their leadership influence and impact.

ASTHO’s Leadership Institute

ASTHO’s Leadership Institute offers leadership development opportunities for state and territorial health officials at every stage of their tenure. Our program works with experts in executive leadership development, nationally recognized public health leaders, and ASTHO alumni to offer a customized learning program for governmental public health leaders. 

Email the Leadership and Workforce team for more information


Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health

ASTHO and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, funded by the CDC/CSTILTS, established the Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health (DELPH) program. This new program will increase participants’ visibility and exposure in public health systems, provide them with access to key professional networks, and offer leadership development opportunities.

The program is comprised of public health professionals who self-identify from an underrepresented group, including people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Public Health Equity Corps

ASTHO partnered with Lead for America to build the next generation of public health leaders. Together, we placed fellows in eight state public health agencies for a two-year fellowship with an immediate focus on equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Current participating states‚Äč include Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

Corps fellows are immersed in real-life challenges and work with community and health agency leaders to tackle them head on. Participants gain first-hand understanding and perspectives of identified populations that differ from their own identity (by race, religion, age, gender, ability, etc.).

Email the Leadership and Workforce team for more information

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Insight and Inspiration Series

ASTHO and nationally recognized thought leaders, authors, and strategic thinkers share insight and inspiration to motivate and advance your leadership amid the COVID-19 response.

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Latest Resources

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Shaping the Public Health Leadership Journey: A Q&A With T Benicio Gonzales and Shelley Lee

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Overcoming Common Barriers to Data Linkage

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ASTHO Leadership Trailblazer Series featuring Karen DeSalvo
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Leadership Trailblazer Spotlight: Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer of Google

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Louisiana Department of Health Mentorship Program Thriving During COVID Response

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Sharing Your Unique Voice: Leadership Presence in Public Health

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Seven Trends Will Shape the Future Public Health Workforce

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ASTHO Leadership Trailblazer Series featuring Joneigh Khaldun
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Leadership Trailblazer Spotlight: Joneigh Khaldun, Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer of CVS

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Lessons on State Resilience and Vulnerability to Complex Disasters

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