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.

Leadership Learning Network


The LLN provides ongoing leadership training to public health professionals who have completed a Center for Health Leadership and Practice training program. Through webinars and peer networking, the LLN brings together health and leadership experts with program alumni in intimate conversations on new and emerging practices in the field to strengthen their public health practice. Join our LinkedIn group to become part of the dialogue!

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.



Special Announcement: National Leadership Academy for Community Health Improvement

ACHI and the Public Health Institute are proud to bring you a new professional development program to advance leadership knowledge, attitude and practices of individuals and multisector teams to accelerate the impact of hospital community benefits investments. This course kicks off at the 2015 ACHI conference (March 3-4).

Participants will attend multi-day meetings, along with webinars, readings, networking and coaching throughout the 18-month program. In the end, all attendees of the Leadership Academy for Community Health Improvement will:

  • Improve their individual leadership skills.
  • Sharpen their ability to work across sectors with diverse stakeholders.
  • Learn how to apply continuous improvement principles to community benefit programs.

Let us know if you are interested by filling out this form!

NLACHI Interest Form