The purpose of this pilot program is to improve community health through applied, team-based collaborative leadership development.
Specifically, this program will:
1) establish a national applied health leadership training program to provide customized applied public health leadership training
to local and state public health officials, primary care and community health leaders, and their partners.
2) assemble, train and provide technical assistance to local teams of 3-5 leaders to effectively address local public health problems as part of a Community Health Improvement Project.
3) document and evaluate the applied public health training approach.
4) foster replication through train-the-trainer and e-learning models to increase the programs reach and impact.
5) document and evaluate the community public health improvement projects used by the teams and to submit the promising and effective strategies and interventions utilized to the CDC for further evaluation and potential dissemination.