Thank you for your interest in applying to the Emerging Leaders Program. ELP is a dynamic opportunity that relies on the insight, lived experience, and diversity of its candidates, and we greatly appreciate your interest and commitment in applying.
The deadline for applications for the 2023 ELP cohort is June 30, 2023. In order to complete the application, you must have on hand your resume and recommendation letter. In this application you will be asked to provide short answers for the following questions:
  • What motivated you to enter public service? 
  • What aspects of your professional and lived experience will bring richness to ELP?
  • What populations do you focus no and impact in your current work?
The Milbank Memorial Fund is a nonpartisan, trusted foundation focused on focused on improving the health of communities and health equity. Our work is guided by core values to collaboration and community; diversity, equity, and inclusion; humility and optimism; objectivity and non-partisanship; and stewardship and leadership. For more than 100 years, the Fund has connected leaders with the expertise of policymakers and the evidence that they need to advance policies and practices that improve health. For more information, visit

Relevant to your participation to ELP, we invite you to review the Fund’s Racial Equity Statement of Purpose, which was developed over the course of this year. In this statement, the organization apologizes for some of its past actions that have perpetuated systemic racism and outlines actions that reflect its commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within and outside the organization.

If you have questions on the program or the application process, please feel free to contact Rich Callahan, Lead Program Consultant, at 916-803-7022 or or Morgan McDonald, National Director for Population Health and Health Equity Leadership, at 

Please review the information below and click “Next” to proceed to the application form. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Gail Cambridge

**Please note. The form does not allow you save and return. When accessing the application, please allow plenty of time to complete it. A PDF of the short application can be found here
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