Training newly appointed public health officials in applying knowledge and specific skills to their leadership roles, 2012-2014

This project will improve the knowledge, skills and leadership abilities of 120 new and aspiring local health officials (LHOs), using the curriculum of the Survive and Thrive training program. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed the training program to help new LHOs acquire the competencies needed to respond to complex and rapidly changing challenges in the political environment of governmental public health. This phase of Survive and Thrive, building on three prior phases, will double the number of fellows trained and reduce the cost per fellow. Deliverables will include: (1) training at least 120 new and aspiring LHOs; (2) selecting and training four regional coordination sites; (3) updating the curriculum guide, fellows guide and coaches guide; (4) recruiting and training 24 experienced LHOs to serve as coaches; (5) developing 12 webinars for online interactive training; and (6) holding two national workshops during NACCHO annual meetings for the entire cohort. The de Beaumont Foundation is co-funding the project by providing $400,000 over the grant period to enhance the project's distance-learning component.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,000,000.00

Awarded on: 4/16/2012

Time frame: 4/15/2012 - 9/30/2014

Grant Number: 69860


National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

1100 17th Street, N.W., 7th Floor
Washington, 20036-4636


Julia Joh Elligers
Project Director