September 1, 2021
Photograph of Institute scholars.

Scholars in the Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute.

Applications for the 2022 Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute, developed by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, are now open.

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. Now more than ever, these partnerships between public health and primary care are essential in every field.

The 9-month program runs from January–September, 2022, and focuses on the intersections of public health and primary care work, using a health equity focus to frame leadership development. Participating scholars will gain a greater understanding of how to do this through a variety of learning formats.

“I cannot recall the last time I was this engaged and excited in a training. I didn’t fully understand what I was signing up for, but I am 100% delighted with my choice. This will forever change the course of my career,” said a previous scholar.

The 2022 program includes two in-person gatherings (January 19–21 and September 14–16) in Seattle and one virtual session (April 27–29). Distance-based learning and coaching activities take place between the group sessions, including individual and group assignments, panels, lectures, discussions, and work on real-world case studies. We are monitoring the COVID-19 reopening and may modify the in-person gatherings to align with travel and other guidelines.

The program welcomes 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 October 1, 2021, with early-bird discounts offered to those who apply by September 10. The cost is $3,300 ($3,000 by the early-bird deadline). Limited scholarship funds are available, see the application materials for more information.

These rapidly changing times make collaboration between public health and primary care more crucial—and useful—than ever before. 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 Leadership Institute and learn how.

For questions about the program or application process, contact Nikki Dettmar.

Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute Quick Facts

When: January – September 2022; two in-person gatherings in Seattle (January 19–21 and September 14–16) and one virtual session (April 27–29)

Format: Distance-based and in-person learning, small groups, mentoring

Who Should Apply?: Mid-career professionals from public health and community-based primary care settings. People of color and other underrepresented groups and professionals working in rural areas or with medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cost: $3,300 ($3,000 by the early-bird deadline). Limited scholarship funds are available, see application for more information.

Application Process: All applications and payments are managed through the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. Applications accepted through October 1, 2021. Early-bird deadline is September 10, 2021.

Learn more and apply.