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.
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.
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 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.).
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.