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.
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
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and Child Trends in partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) established LEAHP in 2019.
National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is a national public health membership organization representing health department STD 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.
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.
A nonpartisan, non profit organization, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) elevates state board members’ voices in national and state policymaking, facilitates the exchange of informed ideas, and supports members in advancing equity and excellence in public education for all students.
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