The Leaders in Health (LIH) program strengthens community health initiatives through introductory training in public health research and science. Further, the program is a joint initiative between the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Moreover, the goal of this 8-week program 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. Likewise, they are looking for a diverse group of participants who represent organizations in the Greater Boston area that are working to improve population health.
Topics covered during the Leaders in Health Program include:
Within the first few weeks of the program, members identify a project that they are working on which they think could be enhanced by LIH principles. Then, over the second half of the program, participants create action plans, construct logic models, and examine evaluation and implementation strategies to help translate their knowledge into practice.
During the final week of the program, LIH participants presented an outline of the key components of their projects, such as specific aims, target population, activities, outcomes, and LIH concepts that they applied.
Individual participants will benefit from:
Organizations that support an employee’s participation will also benefit from the program.