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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Leadership Institute

August 15, 2019
Leadership Institute scholars

The application period for the 2020 Northwest Public Health–Primary Care Leadership Institute is now open.

Apply today to participate in the 2020 Northwest Public Health–Primary Care Leadership Institute, a newly developed offering from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA). This program builds on the long-standing training programs of these collaborating organizations and is designed to help mid-career public health and primary care professionals become the next generation of leaders in their fields.

The program welcomes applications from emerging leaders from health departments, community health centers, community-based organizations, and community clinics. People of color and other underrepresented groups and professionals working in rural areas or with medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted through November 28, 2019, with early-bird discounts offered to those who apply by October 18.

The 9-month program runs from January-September and focuses on the intersections of public health and primary care work, using a health equity focus and an understanding of the life-course perspective to frame leadership development.

The Institute will develop collaborative, adaptable leaders who can work effectively within and across fields to improve community health. Scholars who participate in this program will gain a greater understanding of how to do this through a variety of learning formats.

The program begins with the first of three on-site sessions in Seattle. Distance-based learning and coaching activities take place between the in-person sessions, including individual and group assignments, panels, discussions, and work on real-world case studies. The three face-to-face sessions take place on January 22–24, June 3–5, and September 16–18, 2020.

Changing times make collaboration between public health and primary care more crucial than ever. With the growth of state-level accountable care entities, a shift to value-based payments, and our shared origins in equity and justice movements, primary care, public health, and communities can strengthen population health together better than they can apart. Join the Northwest Public Health–Primary Care Leadership Institute and learn how.

For questions about the program or application process, contact .