The Community Health Leadership Program

Designed to close the gap between academic medicine or academic health centers and communities of greatest need by connecting to people who are most affected by disparities, CV's Community Health Leadership Initiatives focus on building leaders who know enough, care enough and are prepared to advance health equity. 

CHLP will take place February 22, 2019 - April 12, 2019

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE 2019 COHORT

 
2018 CHLP Graduates with Dr. David Satcher

2018 CHLP Graduates with Dr. David Satcher

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. The goal is 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.

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The Community Health Leadership Program 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.

 

Program Types

 

Community Health Leadership Program
Non-Intensive, 8 week training program, occurs annually. Participants selected through a competitive application process. 

Executive Health Leadership Program
Executive, 1 week training program by invitation-only targeting elected officials, leaders of health departments, hospitals and mutli-state organizations. 

Educators Health Leadership Program
Exclusive for elementary school teachers, 6 session over 12 week training program

CHLP Impact

  • Over the past few years, CHLP has successfully trained over 400 community leaders from 25 states around the nation

  • Graduates have went forward to establish 501(c)3 organizations, increase fundraising and revenue, establish evaluation protocols for existing funding and receiving promotions and professional accolades for leadership ability.

  • CHLP participants are able to:

    • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of leadership in promoting community health

    • Discuss the responsibilities of the leader in team development and management for enhancing community health

    • 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

    • Develop partnerships, and identify potential funding opportunities to sustain health interventions

  • Outcomes from the intervention include increase team development and partnership development

  • Participants implementation community based interventions utilizing the skills and resources provided.

For More Information on the CHLP Program CLICK HERE to view the training flyer.