The Kresge, Robert Wood Johnson, and de Beaumont foundations have committed a total of more than $8.5 million to launch the PHEARLESS (Public Health Regenerative Leadership Synergy) initiative.
To help public health and community leaders build the skills they need to tackle complex issues, PHEARLESS will integrate regenerative leadership education and experiential learning with innovative collaborative tools. The initiative’s first cohort will consist of 15 teams of four leaders each, selected from communities around the country. Each team will include two rising public health leaders and two rising community leaders. Together, the cohort will form a network that will learn from one another and help create new models for community-led efforts to improve equitable health outcomes community-wide.