Lewis selected as Public Health Leadership Institute fellow

James P. Lewis, Community Projects Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Washington County, has been chosen as a member of the Region IV Public Health Training Center at Emory University’s inaugural Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI) cohort. Mr. Lewis competed with 144 other applicants to become one of three PHLI fellows from Florida.

All 25 PHLI fellows are employed by state and local public health departments or tribal organizations in the Southeast, where they manage programs, supervise staff and/or demonstrate leadership potential. According to Region IV Public Health Training Center Sr. Program Associate/Regional Coordinator Tamira M. Moon, “The cohort is a premier collective of topnotch public health leaders representing the eight Southeastern states that comprise HHS Region IV.”

The Region IV Public Health Training Center at Emory University launched the PHLI in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia to advance adaptive and strategic leadership skills among public health professionals. The Institute is an 8-month experience providing 40 contact hours of online and in-person interaction and peer consultation. Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort will be accepted in mid-2021.

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Region IV Public Health Training Center works to build the capacity of the public health workforce to meet national, state, and local needs. The Region IV Public Health Training Center is one of ten regional HRSA-funded training centers throughout the U.S. and a member of the national Public Health Learning Network.