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The Gillings School's Public Health Leadership Program is home to Master of Public Health concentrations in Leadership in Practice and Population Health for Clinicians. We also offer graduate-level online certificates. Learn more about our programs.

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What we do:

We work to prepare public health practitioners for leadership positions by developing population-level knowledge and skills with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Building upon their varied professional experience, students collaboratively learn to assess community health needs, develop innovative policies and programs and ensure that new systems are maintained and improved.

Our history:

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) was founded in 1997 as an interdisciplinary academic program at UNC Gillings. Growing out of a school-wide initiative called the Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Practice and Leadership, PHLP was designed to provide public health professionals with leadership education to meet the challenges inherent in assuring and improving population health.

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