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.

National Leadership Academy for Community Health Improvement


For more information please see the NLACHI Summary.

Interested in Becoming a Coach?


We are always looking to identify potential coaches who stretch our thinking and bring varied experience and assets to our leadership work. If you are interested in becoming a coach please email to request a statement of interest form.

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The Leadership Learning Library is an online resource for the public to access our past webinars, learn more about our teams and to stay up-to-date on new trends and practices in the field of health leadership.



The National Leadership Academy for Community Health Improvement (NLACHI) is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2017 Session! For more information please visit the NLACHI Registration Information Homepage and see the NLACHI Summary.






                                          CHLP is proud to announce that the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health 2015 Cohort has been selected! Ten statewide teams, one nationwide team, and one team from Puerto Rico will advance their leadership skills collaboratively to transcend boundaries and transform communities across the nation. Read the 2015 NLAPH Team Summaries and view our Team Map by Location for 2015 to learn more about our new fellows. Also see how our Leadership Learning Network is expanding by viewing our Team Map by Location for 2012-2015. Finally, watch our new NLAPH promotional video


SPOTLIGHTING CULMINATING TEAM PROJECTS: Throughout the program year, each team has reached major milestones and achieved success in their growth as leaders. As part of our end year closure, all teams have the opportunity to share with the entire CHLP community their reflections on their leadership development and their journey working together through their Culminating Team Report. Click here to see samples of our outstanding team efforts. 


ONGOING IMPACT: The amazing work that takes place as part of our leadership academy does not end with the program year but persists through ongoing efforts to advance team leadership skills and achieve health equity in communities across the nation. Please take note of our new Ongoing Impact Feature. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW: 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. We are also pleased to share the NLAPH Cohort 2 Evaluation Full Report and Executive Summary with all of you. This report was prepared by our external evaluation partners, Group Health Research Institute.