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 sixth cohort of fellows. Look here for NLAPH Cohort 6 teams on the Map. 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!


Our 2017 Work (Cohort 6 Teams)

The NLAPH Cohort 6 (2017) teams are working on distinct health outcome focus areas, including: healthy food access, pediatric asthma reduction, border population health, obesity prevention through business-community partnerships, chronic disease prevention through transportation, and behavioral health/substance abuse.

Cohort 6 Teams include:  Healthy Tusc in Tuscawaras County, Ohio; Team Salud in Las Cruces, New Mexico; Van Wert County Health Collaborative in Van Wert County, Ohio; Houston Pediatric Asthma Reduction in Houston, Texas; and Fresher Is Better in Murray, Kentucky.  Learn more about the teams here


NLAPH 2018 - Cohort 7 Applications

Applications for the 2018 cohort of NLAPH are now available! Please fill out the form below to request the application. Completed applications are due to CHLP by January 12, 2018.


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. We are also currently recruiting. If you are interested in becoming a coach for any of our programs, please download the Request for Proposal for Inclusion in Consultant Pool. Feel free to email us with questions at



Where We Work

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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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