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

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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.

California Opioid Safety Network


For more information please click the title above to see our program page.

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...

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






Welcome, NLAPH Cohort 7!

We are pleased to welcome the 2018 NLAPH teams as our seventh cohort of the program. There are eight teams this year, from the following areas of the country: Athens, Ohio; Harrogate, Tennessee; and Pikeville, Kentucky; Fayette County, West Virginia; Des Moines, Iowa;  Jefferson County, Colorado; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Find out more about NLAPH on the NLAPH program page!


Announcement: California Opioid Safety Network

The California Opioid Safety Network Coalition Accelerator Program is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members and leaders. Find out more about the Accelerator Program and the larger coalition network on the Coalition Network page.


New CaLAPH cohort coming soon!

CaLAPH's Cohort 3 (2016-2017) has concluded. We congratulate them and will be welcoming Cohort 4 soon!  


NLAPH Issue Briefs

Three 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.