Apply for the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health

Applications are currently being accepted 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 Academy’s goal is to transform communities into healthier environments by emphasizing multi-sector leadership development. The NLAPH cohort will develop high-performing teamwork and communication skills while working on a community issue that is already a priority 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 (4) 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 teams apply?

For the 2019 cohort application, visit the NLAPH website to find out more and to access the application. Please email if you have questions or need assistance. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 27, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

What is the cost for a 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 for additional details and information.