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 fifth cohort of fellows. Look here for NLAPH Cohort 5 and Map to learn more about our new fellows. To learn more about NLAPH and how CHLP works, watch this short video

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  Learn more here!




Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC)

Twenty-five tribal community leaders representing five tribal groups are working together to improve local health and wellness.

The GHWIC teams are grantees of “Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country,” a CDC-funded effort to build a strong network of community partners developing culturally adapted activities to address tribal health priorities.  Health outcome focus areas include:  prevention of diabetes and heart disease through nutrition and physical activity improvement, reduction of commercial tobacco use and exposure, and advancement in health literacy.

Teams include:  Ketchikan Indian Community (Alaska), Kickapoo Tribe (Kansas), Navajo Nation (Arizona), Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Wisconsin), and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (Oregon).  Learn more about the teams here

Ebola Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (ELAPH)

The ELAPH teams are building collaborative leadership skills and preparing the community’s infrastructure to respond to threats (perceived or real) that may impact the public’s health. These multi-sector teams are working together to cohesively and compassionately strengthen community resilience from infectious disease outbreaks and other catastrophic mass events.

Teams are from communities with a high probability for initial contact with an Ebola-infected individual.  They include:   DeKalb County Health District 3 – 5 (Georgia), Denver Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Centers (Colorado), Spokane Special Pathogens Unit (Washington), and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia).  Learn more by clicking here

Appalachian Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (ALAPH) - Substance Abuse Reduction

The ALAPH teams from Kentucky and West Virginia are taking a comprehensive approach to eliminate opioide abuse.  Today, the adjusted overdose death rate in Huntington, West Virginia is 10 times the national average.  In Kentucky, the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), babies hospitalized for drug withdrawal, has increased tenfold from 67 in 2001 to 955 in 2013.    Because there is no single cause for this epidemic, these teams are addressing opioide abuse through systems and environmental change. Learn more by clicking 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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