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 NLACHI ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to tremendous interest in the National Leadership Academy for Community Health Improvement, the launch date has been moved to September 1, 2015. The upcoming ACHI meeting in Dallas will serve as an opportunity to further refine program needs through some additional structured key informant interviews that will further improve the quality and the depth of the program. 

For more information please see the detailed NLACHI Special Announcement and NLACHI Summary.

To let us know of your interest in the NLACHI program, please complete the NLACHI Interest Form.





                                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


"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