Turning great ideas into healthier communities


Call for Applications: 2019 National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health

October 22, 2018

PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 8th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort. Since 2012, NLAPH has brought together 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?

The Center for Health Leadership and Practice's approach to transforming communities into healthier environments emphasizes multi-sector leadership development. Their unique, evidence-based leadership development program offers an innovative approach to collaborating across sectors, co-designing with communities, and creating sustainable change.

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; continuous quality improvement; using data to plan, evaluate and monitor; and systems and policy change.

Who is eligible to apply?

Multi-sector teams of four from existing coalitions or working groups who are 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 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 January 10, 2019, and attend a 2.5-day leadership retreat March 18-21, 2019, in Atlanta, GA.

When can my team apply?

For the 2019 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 Tuesday, November 27, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. PST. 

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 2019 Program Flyer and NLAPH Program Page for additional details and information.

For more information, please contact Director Carmen R. Nevarez or Deputy Director Karya Lustig at info@healthleadership.org