Welcome to KPHLI

Who We Are

The Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute (KPHLI) is a year-long team development program for community-based partners involved in improving the health of their communities. Scholars who complete KPHLI are awarded a Certificate in Public Health Leadership from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. Team members can choose to participate as a full scholar working toward the certificate or to participate as a team member. This allows team members to be previous graduates of the program. KPHLI is one of 20 leadership institutes located throughout the United States. Graduation from the institute requires completion of a Change Master Team Project that addresses a community based public health issue or problem, a comprehensive Individual Development Plan, and a leadership book review.

Since the 2000 founding of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute, over 450 Scholars have developed their public health leadership skills through completion of the yearlong curriculum.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute (KPHLI) is to strengthen the public health system in the commonwealth of Kentucky by improving the skills of the professionals who administer state, regional, and local public health systems and their community partners. The Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute serves as a catalyst for both leaders and public health entities within the state.

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