Northeast Regional 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, 1988

Message from the Director

Dear Friends,

I am pleased that you are interested in learning more about the Northeast Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI). Since 1997, NEPHLI has offered year-long experiential programs that build and improve the leadership skills of public health practitioners and others who are integral to building healthier communities. NEPHLI benefits emerging leaders from state and local departments of public health, social service agencies, providers in community-based organizations, including health maintenance and managed care organizations, and academic programs.

Through three retreats, distance learning and networking opportunities, the Leadership Institute provides Scholars with opportunities to gain practical experience from experts in the fields of leadership, public health and risk communications. The core curriculum include influencing others, collaboration, team building, group problem solving, addressing cultural diversity, advocacy and crisis leadership. Scholars also learn to assess their own leadership styles and develop personal plans for improvement. Curricula are tailored to meet the needs of Scholars and address emergent issues. Our alumni activities enable NEPHLI graduates the opportunity to continue their leadership development.

NEPHLI is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our partner states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Feel free to browse our site to learn more.

Dwight C. Williams
Director