After a successful collaboration on the Public Health Leadership Academy, the Fanning Institute again worked with the UGA College of Public Health to partner with the Region IV Public Health Training Center, headquartered at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, to design the curriculum and facilitate the sessions for the Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI).
The Region IV PHLI provides training for emerging leaders who work in state, local, or tribal public health departments/tribal health organizations in the eight states that comprise HHS Region IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee). Its purpose is to empower these public health professionals with the adaptive and strategic leadership skills necessary to address the social, community-based and economic determinants of health. PHLI is currently funded through 2022.
Over the course of eight months, PHLI Fellows participate in an in-person retreat and seven virtual leadership development sessions using video conferencing technology. In addition, Fellows complete intersession work independently between the group virtual sessions that focuses on peer learning and applying adaptive leadership skills in local contexts.
By the end of the Institute, Fellows will be able to:
- Identify personal leadership strengths
- Address a leadership challenge through a self-directed adaptive approach
- Engage in peer consulting with Region IV colleagues and build a regional learning community
- Apply leadership competencies in the context of public health
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.