The UGA Public Health Leadership Academy

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Building Georgia's Culture of Health

The College of Public Health and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development are partnering to offer the Public Health Leadership Academy: Building Georgia’s Culture of Health beginning in March, 2015. Its mission is to increase the capacity of leaders to transcend boundaries, work collaboratively, and transform their communities in order to improve the health of Georgians. The Public Health Leadership Academy will provide training to multi-sector teams from across the state with the goal of advancing each team’s leadership skills to foster a culture of health in their communities.​


The one-year program offers an array of experiential learning activities that includes six face-to-face multiday sessions, distance learning, discussions with subject matter experts and national public health leaders, support and peer networking, and an applied project in each team’s respective community.


Individuals across multiple sectors in their community, in traditional health and health-care related areas, as well as others engaged in a broad range of community efforts (education, transportation, law, planning, policy) that may influence a culture of health in their communities. Up to six community teams (24) people will make up the cohort.

How to Apply

To apply for the 2015 Cohort of the Public Health Leadership Academy complete the application packet and mail it to the UGA College of Public Health Office of Outreach and Engagment. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on December 15, 2014. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by January 15, 2015. Additional information about the program is outline in the application packet. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marsha Davis at 706-542-4042.