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Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI)

"Today, the need for leaders is too great to leave their emergence to chance."
The Future of Public Health Institute of Medicine, 1998
NEPHLI

Due to a significant reduction in funding to support the program, the University at Albany School of Public Health and the Empire State PHTC regretfully announce that we will not be offering the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI) in 2014. We hope to offer this program again in 2015.

To show your support for the continued funding of this program, please consider submitting a letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration and Department of Health and Human Services or to Congress on behalf of the Empire State Public Health Training Center and NEPHLI. 

Letter to HRSA

Letter to Congress

The Northeast Public Health Leadership Training Institute (NEPHLI) is a 10-month program which brings together public health professionals who are committed to building and improving their leadership skills to promote the health of their communities and beyond. The curricula is delivered through a blended learning approach which consists of three in-class retreats, online discussions, self-paced courses and webinars. Throughout the entire program, NEPHLI scholars are actively engaged with each other as well experts and leaders in the fields of public health, collaborative leadership and organizational behavior.  

Mission Statement
To provide state of the art leadership training for public health professionals that will enable them to maximize their ability to improve the health of the communities they serve.

Institute Goals

  • To increase leadership skills and competencies of scholars and promote public health through collaborative relationships.
  • To create a public health leadership resource pool to promote continuous and self-sustaining learning opportunities.
  • To continually assess and modify the content and learning modalities of NEPHLI to meet the ever changing needs of NEPHLI scholars.

The Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute is sponsored by the Empire State Public Health Training Center in collaboration with the following Public Health Training Center Programs: 

Public Health Training Center Programs are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

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Please contact Lindsay Ruland, MPH, CHES, SLE at nephli@albany.edu or 518-402-0330 if you have questions.

Blended Approach
The curriculum is delivered through a blended learning approach. Three, multiple day, in-class retreats are scheduled in March, June and November. The program also incorporates online learning sessions (e.g., online discussions, self-paced courses and/or webinars) to keep scholars engaged in leadership development in-between retreats.

Framework
The overarching framework for the NEPHLI curriculum includes the core functions and 10 Essential Services of Public Health and the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, with a focus on the Leadership and System Thinking Domain.

Topics
Topics that have been covered in the past include: understanding managerial preferences, development and derailment of leaders, developing vision and mission statements, individual and collaborative leadership, team building, problem solving, advocacy, coalition building, risk communication, emergency preparedness, program evaluation, social marketing, and health equity.

The core curriculum is delivered by Mark Lipton, PH.D. To See Dr. Lipton's biography, please click here.

The deadline to accept applications has passed.


Center for Public Health Continuing Education
Empire State Public Health Training Center
School of Public Health
One University Place
Rensselaer, New York 12144-3445
Phone: 518-402-0330
Fax: 518-402-1137
nephli@albany.edu

 

The deadline to accept applications has passed.


Center for Public Health Continuing Education
Empire State Public Health Training Center
School of Public Health
One University Place
Rensselaer, New York 12144-3445
Phone: 518-402-0330
Fax: 518-402-1137
nephli@albany.edu

Eligibility
Candidates from the following partner states are eligible to apply:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Applicants should have at least 2 years of experience in the public health field. Supervisory or management experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants with no supervisory or management experience should include if and when they expect to move into a supervisory or management role on the application.

Cost & Fees
The tuition for this 10-month program is $3,000.  This includes registration, conference materials, room/board, and food.  Personal transportation is not included in this fee and scholars are responsible for transportation to and from the retreats.  
A limited number of partial and full scholarships are currently available through the participating North East Public Health Training Centers.  

Key Dates:
Applications for admission to the Class of 2013 are due January 18, 2013.

Accepted scholars will be notified starting January 25, 2013.

Online learning sessions will be scheduled February through November 2013.

In-class retreat dates: 
March 19-22, 2013 (Carey Conference Center, Renssealerville NY)
June 26-28, 2013 (Whispering Pines Conference Center, W. Greenwich, RI)
November 18-20, 2013 (Carey Conference Center, Renssealerville NY)

Please contact Lindsay Ruland, MPH, CHES, SLE at nephli@albany.edu or 518-402-0330 if you have questions.

My NEPHLI experience was the best educational and networking experience in my professional career. The programming, speakers and the retreats were all “First Class” in my book; truly a unique and valuable leadership program.
~ Noah Davis, Class of 2010

The NEPHLI experience, and especially the facilitators, faculty and my peers, brought to life the critical elements of leadership in public health. I continually strive to incorporate the 5 practices of exemplary leadership into my work.
~ Michele Steiner, Class of 2012

I began the NEPHLI program while in a local public health position that provided me with autonomy but limited opportunity for advancement. The leadership training and skills I acquired through my participation in NEPHLI empowered me to seek out public health leadership positions and half way through the program I acquired a Health Director position in a new community. The NEPHLI speakers and instructional tools provided me with helpful self-evaluation and the encouragement from my fellow 2010 Scholars was instrumental in fostering new confidence and ability to seek out an advanced and satisfying professional position.
~Heidi Porter, Class of 2010, Director of Public Health, Bedford, MA

My NEPHLI experience allowed time for me to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses, and recognize areas for improvement and growth. As our coach, Mark was the unbiased objective voice that helped me broaden my focus and expand my scope of self-reflection.
~ Jennifer Miu Ling Tsoi, Class of 2010

At NEPHLI I learned how public health professionals can address public health needs within a range of settings, from towns in which small teams are responsible for many aspects of public health, to cities in which staff fill specialized roles in large agencies.  Lessons about how to achieve both broadly and narrowly defined goals have been valuable to me in carrying out my public health responsibilities.
~Amber Levanon Seligson, Class of 2010

I recently completed NEPHLI and found it to be one of the most rewarding educational experiences I have had. NEPHLI can teach you what it takes to be a leader and how to use the tools they provide as levers for action.
~Christopher Maylahn, Class of 2012

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Please contact Lindsay Ruland, MPH, CHES, SLE at nephli@albany.edu or 518-402-0330 if you have questions.