About the Leadership Institute

The North Carolina Public Health Leadership Institute (NCPHLI) is a year-long leadership development program for public health professionals from the North Carolina Division of Public Health and local public health agencies across the state. This program provides a unique opportunity for state and local practitioners to come together to network with each other, learn about adaptive leadership skills and apply those skills to a relevant challenge in their organization or community.

Past participants have commented that the leadership skills and abilities they developed in this program include: resilience, communication, collaboration and creating a shared vision and embracing change.

For more information about the application, program, schedule or curriculum, contact our team.


The traditional NCPHLI program has been on pause since 2021. In recognition of the issues around equity that were elevated during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the extraordinary ongoing pressures on North Carolina Public Health professionals, we have been offering new professional development opportunities focused on equity:

  • In 2021-2022 we piloted a new equity-focused webinar series. In 2022-2023, we reconceptualized the series and launched NCPHLI: Leading with Equity, a nine-month program that guided participants through advancing equity-driven change in their agencies:
  • In 2024, we are offering a new, recurring workshop for public health professionals: Advancing Equity Through Communication. We hope you will join us!


This institute is jointly provided by:

  • The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH) at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  • The North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Funding support is provided by NCDPH.

Email us at nciph@unc.edu.
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