Community Health Leadership Program

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP) is designed to close the gap between academic medicine or academic health centers and the communities of greatest need by connecting to people who are most affected by disparities.

Goal
To develop/enhance community health leaders who are educated, motivated, and mobilized to lead community groups in changing health behavior, improving environmental health, and influencing policies to support community health. A key component of CHLP is to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and communities to work together to reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities in health among different racial, ethnic, generational, and social economic groups.

CHLP Curriculum
CHLP consists of a series of workshop/seminars. These workshop/seminars are provided in a structured setting and are designed to build or enhance participant knowledge, skills, and leadership in mobilizing community groups toward changing health behaviors, improving environmental health, and influencing policies to support the establishment of healthier communities. The courses are presented in flexible, learner-centered format via classroom, Internet, audio conferencing, field-based practice, and modular social media design such as Facebook or twitter to support learning and social organization.

Types
1. Community Health Leadership Program – Non-Intensive, 12 week training program
2. Community Health Leadership Program – Intensive, three day (2 visits) training program
3. Community Health Leadership Program – Executive, 1 week training program

Mayors for Healthy Communities Program

Program Overview
The Mayors for Healthy Communities Program (MHCP) is a project designed to close the gap between academic medicine or academic health centers and the community through capacity building in communities of greatest need by connecting to people who are most affected by disparities. SHLI in partnership with the World Conference of Mayors (WCM) will enhance the health leadership skills of mayors, elected officials, and community leaders from cities in the United States and provide expertise in health-related project development, implementation and evaluation in these cities.

Goal
The Mayors for Healthy Communities Program is a program designed to mobilize and engage mayors, elected officials, and community leaders in the United States, by enhancing their health leadership skills, providing community health resources, and motivating leaders to influence policies and implement health projects that will eliminate health disparities.

Objectives:
By the end of this training program, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of leadership in promoting community health
2. Discuss the responsibilities of the leader in team development and management for enhancing community health
3. Prioritize health issues in their communities, and develop a plan to identify, analyze, adapt, and implement the most appropriate evidence-based practices to address these health issues
4. Develop partnerships, and identify potential funding opportunities to sustain health interventions
5. Develop a community health policy action plan that addresses prioritized health issues in communities.