CaLAPH participants and staff at learning retreat

    Sharing and learning at CA Opioid Safety Network convening

    Leadership in action at CA Opioid Safety Network Southern CA convening

    CA Opioid Safety Network Accelerator participants sharing knowledge at Northern CA convening

    NLAPH participants launching the year's work at learning retreat

    Mapping networks together at NLAPH retreat"

Developing public health leaders, creating change, and reducing health inequities

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Since 1991, we have pioneered the field of health leadership by training, supporting, and coaching leaders to transform their communities into healthier places to live, work, and play.


Our Programs

National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health


Since 2011, NLAPH has provided training to four-person multi-sector teams from across the country to advance their leadership skills and achieve health equity in their community. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the one-year program uses an experiential learning process that includes webinars, a multi-day retreat, coaching support, peer networking, and an applied health leadership project.

California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health


CaLAPH trains teams across California to address social determinants of health and to work towards health in all policies in their community.

California Opioid Safety Network


For more information please click the title above to see our program page.

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CHLP’s impact can be seen both via formal evaluation and the ongoing work of our alumni teams…



 A message from CHLP about COVID-19 and our national community

As we all adjust our lives and work priorities in an attempt to implement safety measures in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP) would like encourage our community, including our fellows, alumni, coaches, partners and website visitors to:

Remember that we are all in this together, regardless of our profession, our ethnicity or nationality, or our health status. At CHLP, we work every day to support collaboration across sectors and disciplines in communities across the country. Right now, these cross-sector community ties are being put to the test in new ways to protect the most vulnerable among us. We are hopeful that we will be able to do more and do it better working together to keep our communities as healthy as possible during this unprecedented public health challenge.

In health,

CHLP Staff



Welcome, CaLAPH Cohort 6!

The California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health is excited to announce its sixth cohort of teams for 2020! This year, our teams hail from Alameda, Shasta, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Find out more about this year’s cohort on the CaLAPH Program Page.


CHLP Impact: Alumni Evaluation Results

We are very excited about and grateful to the Leadership Learning Network, which consists of alumni from both the National and California Leadership Academies for the Public’s Health, who recently participated in an evaluation survey. They shared stories and feedback about the impact of the program since they participated (some as early as the first cohorts). Read more in the report from the Center for Community Health and Evaluation on the Evaluation and Impact Page!





Welcome, NLAPH Cohort 9 Teams!

The 9th cohort of the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health has been announced. Read more about this year’s teams from Utah, Alaska, Minnesota, Iowa, Florida, Oregon, New York, Virginia and California on the NLAPH Program Page. Congratulations to our Cohort 8 teams, who are currently wrapping up their program year!

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California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program

Launched in February 2018, our California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program provides coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to over 30 local opioid safety coalitions across California. Participating coalitions in California are taking their work to the next level through the program and many are also have AmeriCorps VISTA members onsite to help build local capacity. Visit our page (above) to learn more.