Indigenous Public Health Leaders Program: Participants and FAQ

Each year, we select a cohort of Indigenous Public Health Leaders to participate in training and coaching opportunities with the goal of building new skills and completing a performance improvement project to implement within their agencies. This page lists all current and past participants of the Indigenous Public Health Leaders Program.

IPHL Cohort – 2022

Coming soon!

Applying for the Indigenous Public Health Leaders Cohort

Enrollment for the institute this year (2023) has concluded.

Indigenous Public Health Leaders Program At-A-Glance

DecemberDecember 23, 2022Application Release
JanuaryJanuary 12th, 2023Informational Webinar
JanuaryJanuary 30th, 2023Application Due at 5PM PST
FebruaryFebruary 6th, 2023Notification of Acceptance
FebruaryFebruary 13th, 2023Virtual Welcome Session
FebruaryFebruary 22nd, 2023Virtual Session
MarchMarch 8th, 2023Southwest Regional Meeting (In-Person)
MarchMarch 15th, 2023Virtual Session
AprilApril 12th, 2023Virtual Session
AprilApril 19th, 2023Midwest Regional Meeting (In-Person)
MayMay 10th, 2023Regional Meeting or Virtual Session
MayTBDVirtual Live Close Out Session
JuneTBD2-Day Convening (In-Person)
JulyJuly 12th, 2023Virtual Session
JulyJuly 26th, 2023Virtual Session


How will this program benefit public health departments and the communities that they serve?

The Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program seeks to enhance and build sustainable public health capacity within Tribal nations and Indigenous organizations serving their communities by:   

  • Launching a virtual learning consortium for emerging tribal public health professionals to participate in trainings on public health issues impacting AI/AN communities
  • Hosting 1-2 monthly virtual convenings for collaborative learning and relationship building
  • Hosting a 2-day convening of the entire cohort to network and build relationships and partnerships
  • Hosting regional meetings for cohort members to connect with individuals living within their same region 
  • Funding for additional professional development opportunities
  • Connect cohort with opportunities at CDC for further professional development learning opportunities 
  • Supporting coaching with established public health professionals and networking among fellows and within the broader network of NNPHI, Seven Directions, and AIPHRC  

By the end of the institute, Indigenous Public Health Leaders will: 

  • Gain skills and knowledge in a broad array of topics integrating core public health competencies
  • Gain insight  into their own goals and ambitions as a public health practitioners
  • Outline a plan for implementing skills gained through training at their organization.

What are the components of the IPHL program?

To complete the program, over the course of six months, participants will:

  • Complete monthly self-paced online learning modules available through an  e-learning platform (approximately 15-20 hours)
  • Participate in 7 virtual live learning sessions via video conference
  • Attend one regional meeting and one 2-day convening with fellow cohort members 
  • Develop a personal plan for professional growth and implementing skills gained through participation in the program

What is Included in the Program?

Over the course of six (6) months, leaders will be engaged in approximately fifteen to twenty (15-20) hours of training that includes self-paced online learning, Seven (7) facilitated live learning video conferences with all scholars and subject matter experts, attendance of a regional meeting with fellow cohort members in the same region, and one 2-day convening (airfare, accommodations, per diem will be compensated).

Enrollment will be capped at fifty (50) participants.  Leaders will be required to attend all scheduled virtual sessions, attend the annual NNPHI conference (in-person or virtually), and to develop a plan for implementing skills gained during the program.  

Who is Eligible?

The Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program is a leadership training institute for emerging tribal public health professionals that are in entry to mid-level positions within tribal health/tribal public health organizations or are otherwise serving tribal populations.

Emerging tribal public health professionals are staff/personnel currently working across programs and services working on public health efforts and related health issues. For example, Good Health and Wellness coalitions members, wrap around service providers, community health representatives, or medical/behavioral health managers/directors.

There will be a focus on recruiting and enrolling emerging leaders from across the country for the broadest representation of tribal nations and urban Indigenous organizations.

Eligibility criteria

  • American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal members residing within the United States of America 
  • Emerging Tribal public health professionals that are in entry to mid-level positions within Tribal health or Tribal public health organizations or serving tribal populations 
  • Previous application to 2022 IPHL Cohort will be considered in evaluation process
  • Representation from smaller tribes will be considered in evaluation process
  • Representation of applicants in urban areas will be considered in evaluation process

Ineligibility criteria 

  • Individuals currently working for CDC/Federal institutions (for ex: Commissioned Corp)
  • Individuals in senior level positions (Director level positions, CEO level positions)
  • Non-Tribal members (however, individuals belonging to Tribes that are not federally recognized are encouraged to apply)
  • Indigenous populations from the Pacific Islands and Caribbean are not eligible for this program at this time

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please provide details within the “Accommodation”’ text box in the application.

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