EPHLI participants are required to develop an individual leadership development plan and a practice project that improves systemic environmental public health at the national, regional, state, or local levels utilizing theory, models, and methods presented in the curriculum.
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EPHLI trains future leaders to tackle the looming challenges often faced by environmental public health programs:
Most EPHLI fellows focus on individual projects--which have been as diverse as the regions and agencies they represent.
Public Health Service, he is deep into a second career, holding a position as assistant professor of environmental health science at East Central University (ECU) in Oklahoma, doing work under contract with CDC, serving as a mentor for EPHLI, working with the U.
For more information on EPHLI, visit the program's Web site at http://www.
The leaders of today and tomorrow will need to confront and resolve such challenges, and EPHLI will enhance the leadership skills needed for this task.
CDC and its partners expect EPHLI to produce several beneficial outcomes.
To advance the leadership skills of EPHLI fellows, the institute has focused its goals on enhancing outcomes of environmental health core functions and essential services, improving environmental health in communities, and increasing the leadership capacity of environmental health professionals.
Participating fellows gain knowledge through the institute that enables them to help other EPHLI members become more reflective learners.