Leadership Academy

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2018 program to begin February 10, 2018.   

Deadline for ApplicationsFebruary 5, 2018     

See links below for application and  more information

Four Eastern Shore Healthy Communities partners were selected as Fellows in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership and Practice.  The NLAPH improves population health by training multi-sectoral teams in an applied, team-based, and collaborative leadership development model.  An applied health leadership project was the primary vehicle for learning through the program, whose core competencies were:

  • Leadership mastery
  • Ability to work effectively across sectors
  • Application of continuous quality improvement principles
  • Appripriate use of data for planning, assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • Commitment to a public health perspective.

Our fellowship team proposed two projects:  boosting our already existing Worksite and Faith Communities Wellness Policies initiative and creating both an adult and youth Leadership Academy.  The initial Youth Leadership Academy started in the fall of 2014 and completed their program in April 2015. The second class of scholars completed the course in May of 2016. Last year, our third class of scholars graduated in April of 2017.

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2018 program to begin February 10, 2018.        Please download from links below:

REVISED_2018 Application


More Information and Submit application contact:  Rochelle Brown, Administrative Assistant to the President, Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Highway, Melfa, VA  23410, or email to rbrown@es.vccs.edu and ask for a return receipt. Questions?  Call 757-635-3208


Youth Leadership Academy

Youth Leadership Academy printable handouts

Youth,Leadership Fellows will be involved in interactive learning, project development and practical application of leadership skills.  Topics to be covered include the following

  • Self and team leadership
  • Effective communication
  • Value of collective impact
  • Community health leadership
  • Systems/Political leadership
  • Local governments
  • Economy
  • Health
  •  Education
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Safety
  • Employment
  • Food supply
  • Poverty
  • Equity and Disparity

Leadership scholars will apply their skills, working in small groups, by undertaking a community improvement initiative using a policies, system and environmental change approach.  Project results will be presented during the last class.


Funding for the Youth Leadership Academy was supplied by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.  Work Group Chair for this environmental initiative is Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover (Eastern Shore Community College).