Today's public health challenges are complex, rapidly evolving, and call for a new approach to leadership development—one that advances health by increasing the capacity of leaders to transcend boundaries, work collaboratively, and transform their communities.
From Africa to India, California high schools to business and private-sector employees, the Public Health Institute is committed to developing a growing cadre of leaders from diverse backgrounds, who will work across sectors and disciplines to advance health and health equity. We offer skilled expertise in developing local, state, national, and global leadership programs, and provide in-person and online trainings to a diverse set of emerging leaders, including future healthcare providers, public health students and practitioners, local community collaboratives, and youth.
Our expertise includes:
- Leadership programming development: PHI staff will work with you to create a leadership development program curriculum, using best practices, new technologies, and bringing a health equity and social justice lens to the work. We specialize in developing culturally-relevant and scalable leadership models.
- Identifying and engaging tomorrow’s public health leaders: We can help you recruit potential program participants, using strategic, targeted, and culturally-relevant marketing campaigns.
- Creating communities of leadership and practice: PHI experts have decades of experience building public health leadership development networks, from the local to global levels. We can also help you to cultivate networks between public health leaders and other fields of expertise like urban planning, education, and transportation.
- Evaluating leadership development models: PHI offers ongoing and as-needed evaluation to inform program improvement.
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Resources and Tools
- Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy
- GoJoven Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program: Evaluation Highlights
- National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (run by PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice) - Cohort 3 Evaluation (June 2015)
- Realizing the Collective Conscious: Innovation Model for Multi-Sector Leadership Development for the Public's Health (webinar)
Tomás A. Magaña
Denise Raquel Dunning
California Adolescent Health Collaborative
Center for Health Leadership and Practice
Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program
Cultiva La Salud
FACES for the Future Coalition
Global Health Leaders
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Health Spectrum Program
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program
Public Health Alliance of Southern California
USAID Global Health Fellows Program II
Here's How We're Making a Difference
Accelerating Multi-Sectoral Leadership for Health
The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is a one-year applied leadership training program designed to build leadership capacity and strengthen multi-sector collaboration within community health initiatives across the country. NLAPH's Year 3 cohort included 29 participating teams with 117 individuals representing 23 states. Over 90% of participants reported that NLAPH contributed to their growth as intersectoral leaders. The cohort showed a statistically significant improvement in 42 of the 43 individual competencies and in all five of the leadership and learning domains.
NLAPH particpants are already making a difference: teams have tripled the number of underrepresented medical residents at the Medical University of South Carolina, helped pass a NYC-wide law restricting tobacco purchases for people under 21, and increased lead screening rates from 80% to 100% in New Jerseys Burlington County.
Developing Youth Leaders for Reproductive Health
PHI’s GoJoven program develops and supports youth leaders across Latin America to advocate for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, resources and education in their communities. It’s estimated that 27,000 youth in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico have received better SRH education and services because of the efforts of GoJoven leaders.
In 2015, GoJoven was recognized as one of the top youth leadership development programs by the USAID-funded Leadership, Management & Governance Project.
Diversifying the Global Health Workforce
In 2015, PHI's Global Health Fellows Program II surveyed 49 global health project directors about their hiring practices. The results were published in the Annals of Global Health to highlight education gaps and the steps needed to prepare students for a successful career in global health.
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