NLAPH 2017 Infographic

created using Education and Poverty in America template
published by CHLP



Leaders Working Across Sectors

Since 2012, NLAPH brings together leaders from diverse sectors....

to transform their communities and improve health and advance equity.




Teams of 4 individuals coming from intact coalitions/working groups already working across sectors to problem solve are eligible to apply. Five teams will be selected, 2 from the Appalachian region and 3 from the mid-region of the US.

NLAPH is operated by the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP), a Center of the Public Health Institute, and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NLAPH is free for all teams, including cost of roundtrip transportation and lodging, access to program materials, and enrollment in the Leadership Learning Network.

Learn By Doing

NLAPH brings cutting edge strategies, tools and the latest in cross-sector collaboration practices.


Some Enriching Projects in Previous Years

Systems and Environmental Change to Tackle Substance Abuse

Community Resilience to respond to Emergency Events

Culturally Adapted Strategies to Address Chronic Disease

Healthy and Active Living through the Built Environment and Workplace Wellness

Policy Change in Smoke-Free Housing and Parks

Partnerships to Address Community Health and Realize Health Equity

...issue already a priority in their community through their...

Applied Health Leadership Project

The Curriculum

The curriculum is customized and delivered through...

Coaching Support from National Experts

In-Person Leadership Retreat

Web-Based Discussions

Peer Networking

Applied Health Leadership Project, Tools and Resources

5 Multi-Sector Competencies That Advance Equity

Increase Mastery Of:

Individual and Team Leadership

Ability to Work Across Sectors

Continuous Quality Improvement

Using Data to Plan, Deliver, Evaluate and Monitor

Systems and Policy Change

Delivering Measurable, Sustainable Value

What Participants Are Saying About NLAPH....


Over 80%


The program model is effective and sufficient in supporting intersectoral leadership development.

NLAPH contributed a great deal to our team's development and progress on our project.

I would recommend the NLAPH program to colleagues.

"The program brought the team together and engaged them in a commitment that cemented the team for long-term performance. That commitment has been the impetus for others to want to be engaged and participating."

400 Leaders, 93 Teams

Participants:  Who are they?

Where are they from?

States with NLAPH Teams since 2012

38 States