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Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute (Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute) is a nine-month program designed to build collaborative leadership skills for public health leaders.

Leadership Institute Overview

The Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is a nine-month program designed to build collaborative leadership skills for the next generation of leaders.


The Leadership Institute uses a blended curriculum that includes problem-based learning, and is guided by practice-based faculty. Leadership Institute scholars from diverse backgrounds come together in three on-site sessions throughout the year. In between these sessions, scholars use distance-based methods to continue learning.

The 2017 program will be open to experienced professionals (ideally 5+ years) who are working to improve the public’s health and who wish to build leadership competencies. Maternal and child health (MCH) professionals working with underserved populations or in underserved regions and healthcare providers working in MCH-related fields or in areas connected to MCH or the life course are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contact Deborah Gardner for additional questions about the program.

Leadership Institute Quick Facts

When: Tentative 2017 on-site session dates: May 1–3, 2017; August 2–4, 2017; and November 13–15, 2017.

Length: 9 months

Format: Distance-based and in-person learning; three Seattle on-site sessions

Application Deadline: Applications usually open in early February and close in mid-March. Check back for updates.

Cost: 2016 early bird rate (by March 18) was $2,700 per person. Regular rate was $3,000 per person. Partial scholarships or travel stipends are available, particularly for those whose work connects to maternal and child health. Check back for 2017 cost.