The Milbank Fellows Program (MFP) is a 10-month leadership program for senior executive branch and legislative state leaders who are committed to improving population health in their communities.

As of May 1, 2024 we have launched recruitment of the 2024-25 Milbank Fellows Program (ELP) cohort. Please see our brochure for more details and instructions on how to apply. Please apply or express interest by June 15, 2024.

Over the course of the program, Fellows:

  • Gain new knowledge about specific population health issues, interdisciplinary health and human services systems, and evidence-based approaches to improving population health;
  • Expand their personal insight and leadership capacities in support of defining and advancing a population health vision and agenda;
  • Create meaningful connections with a network of colleagues, both from within the cohort and the Milbank State Leadership Network, so they can leverage their new knowledge and capacities to take action in their states.

Seize New Opportunities

Convened by the Milbank Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Public Leadership Group, and featuring guest faculty with expertise and applied experience in state policymaking, this program supports up to 24 participants as they address challenges and opportunities in today’s complex health policy environment. The Fund covers all costs of sessions and materials, including three in-person meetings. 

Become a Milbank Fellow

Learn about how to apply for the 2024-25 cohort. Apply or express interest by June 15, 2024.

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“A Network of Colleagues You Can Learn From”

  • “The states are really where health policy action is. There are 50 state labs plus DC plus the territories and they’re innovating in a thousand different ways. To be able to bring them together to enhance their leadership potential really is where we feel like the greatest difference can be made in population health and health equity.”

    Morgan McDonald
    Morgan McDonald

    Program Leader

  • “For me the chance to learn from what states across the country are doing and the approaches, the strategies, the ways of engaging stakeholders that have been part of that effort has really infused me with a level of creativity and new ways of approaching complex problems.”

    Morissa Henn

    Deputy Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services