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Welcome to our learning collaborative of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams.

What is LEAHP?

The Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion or LEAHP (pronounced LEEP) is a learning collaborative of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams with the goal to develop state-specific action plans in support of policy assessment, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation to address adolescent health in three priority areas: sexual health education (SHE),sexual health services (SHS), and safe and supportive environments(SSE). Participants of LEAHP benefit from peer-to-peer collaboration, in depth training from subject matter experts, access to scientific research and data, and concentrated, state-specific technical assistance.

Our Goals

Goal 1: Build the capacity of state leadership teams

Build the capacity of state leadership teams to assess, develop, monitor, evaluate, and implement adolescent health policy for SHE, SHS, and SSE

Goal 2: Access to experts

Facilitate access to a network of national policy, health, and education experts

Goal 3: Strengthen Knowledge

Strengthen state-leaders’ knowledge and understanding of adolescent health issues

Goal 4: Network Building

Create collaborative and peer-to-peer learning opportunities for state leadership teams to share successes, challenges, innovations, and questions

Our Team

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and Child Trends established LEAHP in 2019.

National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is a national public health membership organization representing health department STI programs and community-based partners across 50 states, 7 large cities, and 8 US territories. NCSD works to build the capacity of the field through technical assistance and training, resource development and dissemination, policymaker education, and peer learning opportunities.

Stephanie Arnold Pang, Senior Director, Policy and Government Relations
Christy Altidor, Director, Adolescent Health Policy

For almost 40 years, Child Trends has been a leading institution in the effort to improve the lives and prospects of all children and youth through rigorous research.

Kaylor Garcia,
Health Communications Specialist
Obioma Okogbue, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Brandon Stratford, Deputy Program Area Director
Cassidy Guros,
Policy Analyst
Laney Taylor, Research Assistant
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