National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) began in 2011 to provide 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 population health project. NLAPH is currently training its ninth cohort of fellows. Look for NLAPH Cohort 9 teams below. To learn more about NLAPH and how CHLP works, watch this short video! 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.

Our approach to transforming communities into healthier environments emphasizes multi-sector leadership development.  By identifying leadership capabilities that individuals and communities can take to improve their health, and then scaling those measures to impact a greater number of people, we aim to build leadership capacity and help disparate sectors work together and create healthy communities.

Now Accepting Applications for Cohort 10 - 2021!

We are currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 10th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2021 program year. 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.
With NLAPH, your group will develop high-performing teamwork and communication skills while working on an issue that is already a priority in your community through an applied health leadership project. Learning opportunities throughout the year include an engaging leadership retreat, 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.

For more information, including eligibility and dates of the program launch and learning retreat, please read the announcement. To apply, please:
  1. register to initiate the NLAPH application;
  2. download the instrutions from the application page and read carefully; and
  3. complete and submit the 2021 NLAPH Application by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, November 13, 2020 (extended). 
Please contact us at with any questions. 

NLAPH Cohort 9 (2020)

The NLAPH Cohort 9 (2020) teams are working on distinct health outcome focus areas, including: early childhood school readiness through a collective impact model; HIV care engagement; health equity in early childhood supports and services; transit linkages to healthcare for vulnerable populations; capacity building in statewide nutrition initiatives using system changes approaches; data-driven ETE (Ending the Epidemic) research and evaluation with outreach to community partners; food security improvement in underserved areas; interpersonal violence prevention via community partnership expansion; housing and healthcare access among rural, at-risk populations and healthy food access improvement based on needs assessment focused on built environment and socio-economic constraints.

Cohort 9 Teams include: All Children Thrive Pasadena in Pasadena, California; All:Ready in the Tri-County Area of Portland, Oregon; Anchorage Alliance for Violence Prevention in Anchorage, Alaska; Bridging Health Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota; Collaborative of Southern Oregon across Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine Counties in Oregon; Complete Streets Coalition in Richmond, Virginia; Fast Tracking Tampa Bay: HIV Care Engagement in Tampa Bay, Florida; Going Bold Iowa! in the Greater Des Moines Area of Iowa; Nassau County Public Health Leadership Collaborative in Nassau County, New York; and Ogden Civic Action Network (OgdenCAN) in Ogden, Utah. Learn more about past and current NLAPH teams here


Where We Work

See a list of all teams by state or territory

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"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

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