ASTHO and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, with support from CDC, invites qualified professionals to apply to Cohort 4 of the Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health (DELPH) program.

Qualified public health professionals must be currently employed at a local, island/territory, tribal, or state public health department. Federal employees are not eligible to participate in the DELPH program.

Program participants will be selected from experienced public health professionals who self-identify from an underrepresented group, including people of color, people living with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

This is a 10-month program with three in-person events. A calendar of events for all virtual and in-person sessions with dates and locations will be shared during the program orientation. Participation in these events is a requirement for participation in the program.

The program will continue to monitor and adhere to travel guidance from CDC regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for Prospective Applicants

What is expected of the DELPH scholars?

Participation in the DELPH program is a commitment of a minimal of 20 hours monthly over the 10-month period.

  • This includes monthly asynchronous self-study activities, participating in monthly virtual sessions and traveling to up to three in-person meetings during the program.

Scholars will be expected to attend and be fully engage in DELPH programming and events.

  • Completing self-study modules and participating in cohort discussions.
  • Actively engaging with an assigned mentor and executive coach.
  • Actively engaging as a volunteer through association leadership opportunities.
  • Serving as an ambassador to recruit and retain diverse leadership candidates for their agency.
Who is eligible to apply to the DELPH program?
  • Mid- to senior level governmental public health professionals
  • Self-identify from under-represented group in public health leadership
    • BIPOC
    • Disability Status
    • Women
    • LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Experienced public health professional

Contact Us

Are you looking for information or application support?

Email the DELPH Team