The public health workforce is at a turning point, and ASTHO stands ready to support its development at every step. With a new generation of public health professionals entering the field, it’s more important than ever to develop robust programs and resources that support growth throughout their public health journey.
ASTHO provides first-class resources that empower state and territorial health officials, their executive teams, and the broader public health workforce to expand their influence and impact.
We offer opportunities for our members to receive mentorship and support tailored to their unique needs. On top of our resources for members, ASTHO offers support for professionals at every level of public health, whether they are just beginning their journey or are experienced professionals looking to advance their careers.
We work in partnership with other leading public health and educational institutions to develop these unique programs.
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.