National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) began in 2011 to provide 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 population health project. NLAPH is currently training its eighth cohort of fellows. Look for NLAPH Cohort 8 teams below. To learn more about NLAPH and how CHLP works, watch this short video! For an overview of the NLAPH program please watch this informational webinar, "Realizing the Collective Conscious: Innovation Model for Multi-Sector Leadership Development for the Public's Health" that was produced by the Leadership Learning Community.

Our approach to transforming communities into healthier environments emphasizes multi-sector leadership development.  By identifying leadership capabilities that individuals and communities can take to improve their health, and then scaling those measures to impact a greater number of people, we aim to build leadership capacity and help disparate sectors work together and create healthy communities.

Applications Closed for NLAPH 2020

Thank you for your interest in the 9th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2020 program year. Our application period has ended. Please check back in July of 2020 for application information for the 2021 NLAPH cohort.

NLAPH Cohort 8 (2019)

The NLAPH Cohort 8 (2019) teams are working on distinct health outcome focus areas, including: supportive housing and re-entry for previously incarcerated persons, antibiotic misuse and overuse prevention, chronic disease prevention through healthy food access and community health worker (CHW) model, support for and raising community awareness of people living with HIV, integration of and support for doulas in healthcare systems, mental and social wellbeing of youth, trauma prevention and healing after adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with focus on avoiding retraumatization, diabetes prevention using the CHW model, increasing support for breastfeeding mothers, childhood injury prevention using social media messages targeting parents.

Cohort 8 Teams include: San Diego Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Initiative in San Diego, California; Youth Health Collaborative in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Pledge for Life Partnership in Kankakee County, Illinois; Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County, Florida in Naples, Florida; Healthy Cities 2.0 in Dallas, Texas; Healthy Hillsborough Coalition in Hillsborough County, Florida; Delta Breastfeeding Coalition in Indianola, Mississippi; Healthy Babies Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky; Bridges to Community in Valley City, North Dakota; East Texas Cares in Tyler, Texas. Learn more about past and current NLAPH teams here


Where We Work

See a list of all teams by state or territory

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"We're living it, but if not for NLAPH getting us to sit down and talk about things strategically, we wouldn't be doing it. It's been huge. If it wasn't for NLAPH, none of this - none of this - would be happening." - NLAPH Fellow

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