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Call for Applications: 2020 National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

August 21, 2019 | Center for Health Leadership and Practice

PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP) is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 9th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort. Please note that the upcoming recruitment timeline is much earlier this time. Since 2012, NLAPH has brought together teams of leaders from diverse sectors including health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement to build their own capacity in order to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity.
What is the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health?
With NLAPH, your group will develop high-performing teamwork and communication skills while working on an issue that is already a priority in your community through an applied health leadership project. Learning opportunities throughout the year include an engaging leadership retreat, interactive web-based discussions, coaching support from national experts, and peer networking. Fellows will receive training and support to increase their mastery of the following competencies: individual and team leadership principles; the ability to work effectively across sectors; using data to plan, evaluate and monitor; continuous quality improvement and systems and policy change.
Our approach to transforming communities into healthier environments emphasizes multisector leadership development. Our unique, evidence-based leadership development program offers an innovative approach to collaborating across sectors, co-designing with communities, and creating sustainable change.
Who is eligible to apply?
Multi-sector teams of four (4) from existing coalitions or working groups already working to solve a problem in their community are encouraged to apply. Each team is required to have one member from the public health department, and team members should include sector leaders who can contribute to advancing the group’s established goal.
All team members are required to commit 100 hours to the program, participate in the launch webinar on November 19, 2019, and attend a 2.5-day leadership retreat February 3-6, 2020, in Atlanta, GA.

When can my team apply?
For the 2020 cohort application, please visit the NLAPH page on our website to find out more and to access the application. Please email info@healthleadership.org if you have questions or need assistance. All applications must be submitted by Friday, October 11, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

What is the cost for my team to participate?
Participation in NLAPH is free, including round-trip transportation and lodging at the retreat,access to all program materials and webinars, and enrollment in the Leadership Learning Network (LLN) after completion of the program.

Please see the NLAPH 2020 Program Flyer and NLAPH Program Page for additional details and information.

For more information, please contact:
Carmen R. Nevarez, MD, MPH, Center Director
Karya Lustig, Deputy Director
Center for Health Leadership and Practice
Public Health Institute
Oakland, CA