Program Overview

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is launching its inaugural Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute. In partnership with experts who have worked across sectors, we'll be exploring a range of critical topics to enhance your leadership and communication skills, facilitate better cross-sector collaboration, and develop more equitable and effective approaches to improving population health. We invite emerging leaders from public health and primary care to apply for this cohort-based leadership training and improve their competencies related to:

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Organizational Development and Resilience
  • Strategic Communication
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration 
  • Population Health and Health Equity

Sessions & Schedule

January 26 - April 26, 2024. All sessions will be held virtually through Zoom and take place on Fridays between 1pm-6pm MST (12pm-5pm PST or 10am-3pm HST; please note that Daylight Savings Time begins March 10, which will change the timing for participants in some states). Sessions will vary in duration from 2-5 hours, depending on the topic. Please ensure you can attend all sessions before submitting an application. The anticipated total time commitment, including outside work, is an estimated 25 hours.

  • Friday, January 26, 2024, 1pm - 6pm MST: Leading through Turbulence: New Leadership Style for Today
  • Friday, February 9, 2024, 1pm - 3pm MST: Leading Organizational Change
  • Friday, March 1, 2024, 1pm - 3pm MST: Leading Organizational Change (cont.)
  • Friday, March 15, 2024, 1pm - 5pm MST: Collaboration: Innovative Techniques
  • Friday, April 5, 2024, 1pm-5pm MST: Strategic Communication and Collaboration
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 1pm-4pm MST: Building Resilience

Application Information

Who should apply: Early- to mid-career professionals (3+ years of employment) in public health and community-based primary care settings with program and/or clinic management or supervisory responsibilities. Professionals working in rural areas and/or with medically underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply. This program is only available to professionals working in HHS Region 9: Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Nevada, and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. 

Application criteria: Along with your contact information, role, and agency, we require a letter of support from your supervisor to ensure support and facilitation of your attendance at all virtual learning sessions. 

Application deadline: Applications are due by January 5, 2024. We have a limited number of spots, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Acceptances: Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Notifications of your acceptance should be received by EOD January 12th, 2024.  

Questions: Submit any questions to

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