Health Leadership Fellows Application

The goal of the Health Leadership Fellows Program is to develop and strengthen a network of collaborative leaders with organizations and systems that serve young children impacted by poverty and older adults. The program is designed for current executives of health-related nonprofit organizations, safety-net organizations and public agencies that address the needs of older adults or young children impacted by poverty. Applicants must be in leadership roles, with tenure of at least five years in a management role, and have a strong commitment to and involvement with their local community. Please note that independent consultants do not meet eligibility criteria for this program.

Selection Criteria
Successful applicants are vital leaders of organizations and their communities. They must be in executive/senior leadership positions of influence in the organizations they represent. Other factors including commitment to course requirements; experience and career aspirations; adaptability to change; receptivity to learning; ability and willingness to apply lessons learned and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. The commitment by the organization’s leadership to the participant’s engagement with the Health Leadership Fellows program is essential throughout the fellowship.

This is a competitive application process. All applicants will receive a personal interview. We will select up to 40 participants in the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York’s funding areas in western and central New York. Applications and essay responses must be submitted electronically via this form by Friday April 3, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email from

If you have any questions, please email Nancy Blaschak, Health Leadership Fellows Program Director, at

Informational sessions will be held by webinar for those wishing to learn more about the program on the following dates:

February 13, 2020 at 2 pm EST: Register here
March 10, 2020 at 11 am EST: Register here