Developing public health leaders, creating change, and reducing health inequities

Four pairs of hands holding eachother in the center

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...

Books image

CHLP’s impact can be seen both via formal evaluation and the ongoing work of our alumni teams…








Congratulations, Ebola Leadership Academy for the Public's Health Fellows!

NLAPH's Cohort 5 (2016) Ebola Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (ELAPH) teams have begun their program work! There are four teams, representing Dekalb, GA; Spokane, WA; the US Affiliated Pacific Islands; and Denver, CO. Read more about the program here. Welcome, ELAPH Fellows!



Congratulations, NLAPH Cohort 5: GHWIC Leadership Program Fellows!

Congratulations to the CDC’s Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) Component 1 grantees who will participate in NLAPH as part of Cohort 5 (2016)! The  GHWIC Leadership Academy is a part of the fifth cohort of the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health. It includes five teams representing: Ketchikan Indian Community (Alaska); The Kickapoo Tribe (Kansas); The Navajo Nation (Arizona); The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Wisconsin); and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (Oregon). Teams will advance their leadership skills collaboratively to transcend boundaries and transform communities. Welcome, Cohort 5 Fellows!


New NLAPH Issue Briefs

Three new issue briefs on the impact of the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) which focus on policy, cross sector leadership, and systems change have just been released. Read more...



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.