ASTHO and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding support from CDC, have created a new leadership development program titled the Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health (DELPH). This program increases and strengthens participants’ visibility and exposure in public health systems, access to key networks, and leadership development opportunities.

Our program seeks to achieve this goal by:

  • Empowering participants to be more visible in governmental public health.
  • Expanding access to key networking opportunities for participants.
  • Enhancing participant personal leadership identity. 
  • Creating strategic leadership development plans. 
  • Developing peer support network connections. 

DELPH was designed to enhance the capacity and strengthen the networks of mid- to senior-level governmental public health professionals from identity groups that are under-represented in public health leadership. Program participants will be selected from experienced public health professionals who self-identify from an underrepresented group, including people of color, disability status, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Meet the Cohorts

DELPH Cohort 2 group photo

Cohort 2

ASTHO's second cohort included public health professionals representing 17 state and local health departments, as well as three island jurisdiction health department partners.

Meet Cohort 2

DELPH Cohort 3 Group Photo

Cohort 3

The third cohort recruited 20 mid-to-senior-level governmental public health professionals from underrepresented groups. These scholars represented 13 state and local health departments, as well as one island jurisdiction health department partner.

Meet Cohort 3

DELPH Cohort 4 group photo at the ASTHO office

Cohort 4

The fourth cohort includes representatives from 14 state and local health departments, as well as one island jurisdiction health department partner.

Meet Cohort 4

Cohort Archive

Each cohort of DELPH scholars is composed of a dynamic group of public health professionals, each from an underrepresented group. Together, they are changing the face of public health leadership. Explore the cohort archive to learn more about the people of DELPH.

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DELPH Magazine

This publication is intended to highlight the individual DELPH scholars of each cohort, and introduce them as emerging leaders within the public health field. In addition, public health leaders and influencers share their insights on public health trends, projects they're working on, and perspectives on what health equity means to their work.

Explore the Magazine