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PHI's National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health Now Accepting 2018 Applications

October 04, 2017

Strengthening 21st Century Teams to Lead Healthy Communities

PHI's National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is now accepting applications for its Year 7 Cohort. Since 2012, NLAPH has proven successful in developing the capacities of leaders from diverse sectors (i.e., health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement) to drive action through a unique, evidence-based leadership development program.

For communities that are engaging in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is a unique opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process. NLAPH is currently seeking applications from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States. 

See the 2018 NLAPH Application Announcement, and learn more about NLAPH and download the application by visiting NLAPH online.

 

What is the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health?

Today’s context for public health leadership is complex, rapidly evolving, and calls for new approaches to the development of leaders for today and the future. The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is an innovative approach to leadership development that brings together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to actively engage their communities in achieving health equity. Since 2012, NLAPH has proven successful in bringing together leaders from diverse sectors (i.e. health, housing, education, transportation and law enforcement) to drive action through a unique, evidence-based leadership program.

The program develops advanced leadership skills through blended learning modalities, including a series of webinars, a national retreat, coaching support from national experts, and peer networking. These leadership skills are further refined and deepened as teams work together on an applied health leadership project to improve population health.

The result: Highly competent teams of leaders equipped with knowledge and skills to work across sectors and actively engage communities to address population health inequities.

What participants are saying about NLAPH: “We [had] all been doing duplicative and non-cost-effective work. People were going to each other’s meetings, but then going back inside their own walls and doing their own thing. But [now] we’re changing that ... we believe that we will make an impact ... by aligning resources in a way that has never been done before.”

 

Who is eligible to apply?

Teams of four (4) individuals coming from intact coalitions/working groups already working across sectors to problem-solve are eligible to apply. Four teams will be selected, two (2) from the Appalachian region and two (2) from the mid-region of the US. Each team is required to have one public health department member. Team members should include leaders who can contribute to advancing work that fulfills the team’s established goals for improving community health.

All team members are required to commit 100 hours to the program, participate in the Academy launch webinar on February 22, 2018, and attend a 2.5-day leadership retreat April 23-26, 2018, in Atlanta, GA.

Since 2012, NLAPH has proven successful in developing the capacities of leaders from diverse sectors (i.e., health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement) to drive action through a unique, evidence-based leadership development program.

 

When can my team apply?

The application for the 2018 cohort is now available on the NLAPH program page on the CHLP website. Fill out the request form at the bottom of the page to access the download. All applications must be submitted by Friday, January 12, 2018, by 5:00 pm PST.

 

What is the cost for my team to participate?

NLAPH is free for all teams, including the cost of round-trip transportation to and lodging at the retreat, access to all program materials, participation in webinars as well as access to the archives, and enrollment in the Leadership Learning Network (LLN) after completion of the program period. 

 

Learn more and apply today

Download the 2018 NLAPH Application Announcement

Learn more about NLAPH and download the application by visiting NLAPH online.