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Apply today for the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH)

Applications are now open for PHI’s Center for Health Leadership & Practice’s National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH).

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Effective, principled leadership is more important than ever. Your community needs leaders who can assess complex, intersecting issues, such as COVID-19 and violence. They deserve leaders who can work as a team and move from strategy to implementation, in partnership with the community, and center health equity and racial justice.

Applications are now open for PHI’s Center for Health Leadership & Practice’s National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH).  Multi-sector teams are now invited to apply to NLAPH and transform their collective impact. Get the training and tools to respond more effectively to today’s needs and meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Participation in NLAPH is free, including team coaching, retreat, access to all program materials and webinars, and enrollment in the Leadership Learning Network (LLN) after completion of the program.

Applications are due Friday, October 1, 2021, by 5pm PT.

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Since 2012, the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) has brought together leaders from multiple sectors including health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement to build their own capacity to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity.

Apply to NLAPH to advance work that is already a priority in your community: the program is designed to use your community work as your learning ground—all content and tools will be applied to this project. NLAPH centers your community’s core values and needs within the program, building a focus on advancing equity.

NLAPH drives the adoption of evidence-based policies and practices into communities, better aligns community health resources, and ultimately improves health outcomes through sustainable policy and systems change.

  • Provides ongoing training and support to leaders who work across multiple sectors to address community health issues.
  • Improves the leadership team’s capacities to apply continuous quality improvement methodology to their work, measure progress of the projects, and document the impact of leadership development.

  • Builds and supports the development of a community of multi-sector leadership learners using online technology and social media tools that will contribute to community health improvement goals and influence policy change.

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Transforming communities through multi-sector leadership

Our approach to transforming communities into healthier environments emphasizes multi-sector 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.

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Learn together through an Applied Health Leadership Project

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
-Web-based discussions
-Coaching support from national experts
-Peer networking

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Increase your mastery of key leadership competencies

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
-Systems and policy change

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a multi-sector team of four individuals.
  • Teams should be from an existing coalition or working group already engaged in addressing a community priority.
  • One team member must be from the public health department.
  • Team members should include multi-sector leaders who can help advance the group’s goals.

Important dates

  • Application submission deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Decision date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Launch webinar: Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Retreat: March 1-3, 2022
  • End of program: October 2022
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. NLAPH Cohort 3 (2014) Fellow

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