Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2023 Cohort

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest!

The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is now seeking applicants for our Fall 2023 Leaders in Health cohort!

Program Overview

Leaders in Health is seeking applications from community practitioners and residents who are striving to improve population health in Massachusetts. The program’s goal is to build the capacity of our community partners by providing participants with an introduction to public health, including the fundamentals of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and program design & evaluation. Individuals who are currently involved with a health-related program or project (on either a work or volunteer basis) are eligible to apply. Participants will attend interactive training sessions, complete assignments, and receive support from faculty and current public health students to create an action plan to enhance their current work.

Program Structure & Timeline

Eight sessions will be held weekly on Thursdays from 12pm to 2pm, currently planned for September 21-November 9. The sessions will be interactive and discussion-based to provide opportunities for two-way learning and sharing among participants. Each session will include an overview of the topic, time for questions, and an opportunity for participants to discuss how they might apply the topic to their work. Participants will be expected to regularly complete small assignments applying new knowledge to a specific program or project of interest. They will also be asked to host a Harvard Chan student for one day in Fall/Winter 2023 to foster shared learning. The end products will be an action plan that will guide participants in applying the knowledge and skills they gain from the program to enhance their current work and a short presentation summarizing their progress and plans for a broader audience. Sessions will be facilitated primarily by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers, staff, and students. In 2023, we will use a hybrid model – training sessions will be held remotely over Zoom and in person on the Harvard Chan Campus at 677 Huntington Avenue in Boston.