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 seventh cohort of fellows. Look for NLAPH Cohort 7 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 2019!

We are currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 8th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2019 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 and download the 2019 NLAPH application by filling out the Application Request Form.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Please contact us at with any questions. 



NLAPH Cohort 7 (2018)

The NLAPH Cohort 7 (2018) teams are working on distinct health outcome focus areas, including: physical activity and the built environment, support for early childhood care and education, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), mental health, healthcare access, sexual and reproductive health and health/wellness services access.

Cohort 7 Teams include:  Arkansas FAITH (Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health) Network in Little Rock, Arkansas; Lift You Up! Early Childhood Leaders in Health and Wellbeing in Jefferson County, Colorado; Appalachian Community Collaboration in Athens, Ohio, Harrogate, Tennessee, and Pikeville, Kentucky; Fayette County Living Well Work Group in Fayette County, West Virtinia; 21st Century Visioneers in Jamestown, North Dakota; Condom Availability Advocacy in Chicago Public Schools in Chicago, Illinois; Georgia Project LAUNCH Leadership Team in Atlanta, Georgia; and Trauma Informed Prevention and Care Collaborative in Des Moines, Iowa. Learn more about all of the 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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