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The Region IV Public Health Training Center, headquartered at Emory University, has partnered with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia to offer the Region IV Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute (PHPC LI). The PHPC LI provides training for emerging leaders who work in state, local, or tribal public health departments/tribal health organizations or in FQHCs/FQHC Look-Alikes in the eight states that comprise HHS Region IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee).

The PHPC LI is an 8-month experience providing 40 contact hours of interaction. The Institute consists of a virtual orientation session, a multi-day opening retreat (in person, when possible), and 6 additional sessions (virtual) that last 2.0 hours each. In addition, Fellows complete approximately 2 hours of intersession work in between each session. Zoom video conferencing technology is used for the virtual sessions.

Program Goal and Learning Objectives

The goal of the PHLI is to advance adaptive and strategic leadership skills to support multi-sector vision setting and leadership necessary to address the social, community-based, and economic determinants of health.

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
  • Apply leadership competencies in the context of public health and primary care.

We will explore your public health leadership experiences through the lens of Equity. Refer to the “10 Essential Public Health Services” document with Equity at the center.