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…






Now Accepting Applications for NLAPH 2020!

We are currently seeking applications for the 9th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2020 program year. For more information, visit the NLAPH pageApplications are due by 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, October 11, 2019.  



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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.

RFP: California Opioid Safety Network Communications Consultant

PHI is seeking a qualified contractor who will assist the Center for Health Leadership and Practice to build a cohesive communications strategy for reaching a national audience via web forums on the well-established Dialogue4Health web broadcasting platform and a new, interactive COSN public website.  The goal is to assist policymakers, community leaders, stakeholders and the broader public to understand, support, engage and promote collaborative approaches, best practices and their related policy solutions. See the announcement for more information.

Proposals are due: August 9, 2019