PHLOT History & Mission

Photo of PHLOT group

Thanks to the shared vision and efforts of Senator Kemp Hannon (former Chairman of the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Health), Peter Levin (former Dean of the School of Public Health) and the New York State  Department of Healt, the Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow (PHLOT) Program was launched in 2006.  The program's primary mission was to revive the field of public health through initiatives geared towards current public health professionals and students at University at Albany's School of Public Health.   

Since its inception, components of the PHLOT Program have proven instrumental in strengthening the public health infrastructure of New York State. Continued support of the PHLOT program by UAlbany SPH Dean Philip C. Nasca, the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Senate and the University at Albany ensures that the public health needs of NYS residents are addressed and protected by a highly trained, competent public health workforce. 

Funding for the Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow Program is made possible through the NYS Legislature via an award from the NYS Department of Health.