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Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

The Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is designed to build collaborative leadership skills for the next generation of public health leaders.

Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management, Maternal and Child Health, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Certificate Programs and Institutes

Time: 9 months

Cost: Varies

Description

The Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is designed to build collaborative leadership skills for the next generation of public health leaders.The Institute uses a problem-based learning curriculum and is guided by practice-based faculty. Scholars from diverse backgrounds work together to use real-world case studies to address the complexities of public health leadership.

Learning Goals

The Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute incorporates competencies developed and adapted from a combination of sources, primarily the Council on Linkages and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health. View the list.

Intended Audience

Experienced professionals (ideally 5+ years) who are working to improve the public’s health and who wish to build leadership competencies. Scholars come from health departments, organizations, and institutions in various public health and health care sectors, including administration, clinical services, environmental health, chronic disease, communicable disease, community development and communication.

The 2018 program is open to all in health-related professions, with the following groups encouraged to apply:

  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals working with underserved populations or in underserved regions. This includes MCH Title V staff and emerging leaders, along with public health professionals working in related fields.
  • Healthcare providers working in MCH-related fields or areas connected to the life course. Examples include primary care professionals working in pediatrics, community health, family medicine.

 

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Quick Facts

Topics: Leadership & Management, Maternal and Child Health, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities

Format: Certificate Programs and Institutes

Time: 9 months

Cost: Varies

Time Commitment and Learning Formats

The 2018 cohort runs from late April to November. Participants complete the curriculum via

  • Three on-site sessions. Each on-site convenes in Seattle, Washington and lasts 2–3 days. The on-site sessions build upon and enhance the distance-based learning components of program.
  • Distance-learning assignments. Subject-matter experts and national leaders conduct webinars and online discussions. Faculty mentors convene scholars for phone calls or webinars on problem-based learning cases. Scholars should also plan time to prepare cases or other activities as assigned (4–8 hours per month).
  • Leadership project. Each scholar will work with their employer and Leadership Institute faculty to develop an individual project specific to their work or organization intended to exercise and hone leadership skills.
  • Individual leadership plan. Each scholar will develop an individual leadership plan, first by completing a 360-process, receiving individual coaching, and being provided direction and feedback in the development of their personal leadership journey
  • Peer, faculty, guest presenter, and alumni connections. In teams and as a cohort, scholars connect with one another to support each other in the Leadership Institute and ongoing work beyond completion of the program. They connect with Institute faculty, staff, and guest presenters to build on their skills, learning, and goals. Each scholar is paired with an alumni mentor to discuss their experience in the Leadership Institute and their professional leadership goals.

Approach

The leadership institute draws a diverse cohort of scholars from public health, primary care, and beyond whose work connects with maternal and child health (MCH) or population health from a life-course perspective.

In group-based and individual experiences, scholars build and practice skills necessary for leading collaboratively and managing change in a new era. These skills help leaders work effectively with communities, colleagues, teams, health care systems, community-based organizations, Accountable Communities of Health, Coordinated Care Organizations, and policymakers.

Scholars learn from and interact with practice-based faculty and public health leaders about leadership approaches to pressing topics related to the life-course perspective, health equity, and social justice.

Competencies

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