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Cost & Admission

Update: Program application deadline extended to April 1, 2022

Program Cost

Through a contribution from Duke Health Chancellor’s Office to help partially subsidize the program’s operations cost, this robust one-year leadership development program has a one-time enrollment fee of $3,900 per team member.  For a two-person team, total fee will be $7,800.  For a three-person team, the total fee will be $11,000, which includes a slight discount.  Payment of the program fee is due within 14 days of notice of acceptance to the program.

The program will be conducted virtually so there will be no travel expenses to incur. To participate successfully in a virtual mode, however, the program’s technology requirements include access to high speed internet connectivity for distance-based sessions and a computer with speaker/microphone and built in camera or webcam.

All other expenses, such required training materials or subscriptions, executive coaching fees, and training fees and CE/CME fees will be covered by the program.


The APPLI leadership training program expects that program participants demonstrate a commitment to full participation for the length of the year long program.

There are specific criteria for admission, including full participation in required program activities. Please carefully carefully all admissions requirements before applying.

Who Should Apply

Duke APPLI is designed to support APPs and their team members who serve vulnerable populations. Ideal candidates for the program are Advanced Practice Providers and their health care colleagues and professionals based in community sectors that address social drivers of health – collectively, all team members come together with the goal to collaborate together on a health improvement project and acquire individual and team competencies in the skills and knowledge supportive of successful APP-led initiatives in health care or community-based settings.

Eligibility Standards for Team Leaders

  • able to participate in all required program activities (confirm availability of dates listed) and complete four quarterly progress reports
  • are non-physician providers who have completed graduate education and training that qualifies them to (1) manage medical problems and (2) prescribe and manage treatments within their scope of training.
  • have experience providing *integrated/comprehensive care for vulnerable populations
  • are currently employed in the United States or its territories
  • have two or more years of experience supporting, developing, or managing an APP-managed practice, service or unit (including current practice setting) OR are in a position to advance into this role in the near future.

Eligibility Standards for Other Team Partner(s)

  • able to participate in required program activities (confirm availability of dates listed)
  • able to collaborate with team lead and provide a key role on a health improvement project during program tenure
  • have minimum associate’s degree or equivalent training/experience
  • are currently employed in the United States or its territories
  • has one or more years of experience in a clinical, administrative or other service providing role

*Integrated/comprehensive care is a concept of bringing together the organization, delivery and management of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation and health promotion in a way that provides continuity for and partnership with patients, families and communities.

 Vulnerable populations, with respect to health, are groups and communities that often have been historically excluded and subjected to systems and processes that have put them at a disadvantage for optimal health and well-being. The barriers experienced by these individuals can be related to race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, gender, or sexual orientation, as well as factors such as occupation, income, health insurance coverage, absence of a usual source of care as well as limitations due to illness or disability. Their health and healthcare issues may also intersect with social factors, such as education, occupation, geography, housing, and poverty.

Other Items to Consider

All program candidates must be able to:

  • Access technology which meets the current program requirements
  • Secure support from employer to participate in the program, via completed Employer Letter of Commitment 
  • In addition, if, for any reason, any team member is no longer able to participate in the program (e.g., illness, job change, move out of the area), please consider, in advance, who else in the organization would be a good and willing candidate to: (a) step into the role of the departing member for this project and (b) participate in remaining program You will be asked to address a contingency plan in your application.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will evaluate and score the successfully submitted applications based on the following:

  • whether all members of the applicant team have met the basic eligibility requirements
  • depth and scope of the applicants’ employment history, professional activities and volunteer experiences
  • strength of each applicant’s personal statements in response to the application essay questions
  • strength of the team’s composition (e.g., members’ synergy, complementary skills and specific roles that could support the success of the proposed health improvement project).
  • Strength of the proposed transformational project, including clarity, feasibility, potential impact, and sustainability
  • The results of the initial review and scoring will determine those teams with whom interviews are conducted

How to Apply

  1. Identify the members of your team
  2. Prepare to submit your application packet, which includes the online Team Lead application, the online Team Partner application(s), and the Employer Letter of Commitment for each team member.
    • Download the Word document of the application questions for the Team Lead and the Word document of the application questions for each Team Partner.  Begin working with your team to prepare your answers and assemble the required additional information and documents. You will type your final answers directly into the online application. Team Leads are responsible for answering all questions in the online application.
    • Prepare a PDF of the Team Lead Resume/CV. You may use a personal template for this CV. Save the file as a PDF named LastName_FirstName_LeadCV. You will upload this document into the online application.
    • Download and prepare the Employer Letter of Commitment (LOC) for the Team Lead and each Team Partner. Please read the LOC instructions carefully. A letter signed by the applicant’s supervisor or director must be provided for each team member. Save all of the team’s letters together as one PDF. The Team Lead letter should be the first in the document, followed by the letter for Team Partner #1 and then Team Partner #2 (if applicable). Name the PDF “TeamLeadLastName_ELOC”.
  1. Submit your team’s application online here.
    • Applications must be submitted on-line prior to the application deadline to be considered for admission. Completed applications cannot be accepted after the published deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be considered, so please make sure that all application components are included.
    • Applications are due Friday, April 1, 2022, and teams will be notified no later than Friday, April 29, 2022 whether or not it been selected for program participation. Please note that applications will be reviewed and acceptance decisions may be made on a rolling basis.

Early Bird Bonus: If you submit your team application early by March 1, 2022 and are accepted, each team member will receive $100 off the enrollment fee. Thus, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!

If you have difficulty accessing the application please contact: FMCH_CMH_APPLI@dm.duke.edu.