Survive and Thrive: Roadmap for New Local Health Officials
Survive and Thrive: Roadmap for New Local Health Officials is a 12-month learning opportunity designed to enhance the skills of new and aspiring local health officials—the top executives at local health departments. The Survive and Thrive program is made possible with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the de Beaumont Foundation.
Survive and Thrive Fellows
As a Survive and Thrive Fellow, you will gain practical tools and tactics to help engage elected officials and community partners; best manage strategic planning and human, financial, and information resources; and bolster your ability to resolve challenges unique to your new role at a local health department.
New local health officials must have been in their position for two years or less and commit to approximately 100 hours over a 12-month period that includes the following activities:
Survive and Thrive Coaches
Coaches are seasoned and/or recently retired local health officials who serve as mentors to Survive and Thrive Fellows. Service includes reviewing the 360-degree performance reviews, individual development plans, and conference call discussions about each module in the curriculum.
Coaches are expected to commit time to work with a small group of fellows (approximately five fellows) over a 12-month period. This includes the expectation that they will:
2012-2013 Survive and Thrive Application Closed
The application period for the 2012-2013 Survive and Thrive program has closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with application-related inquiries.