UW LEAH prepares trainees from Medicine, Social Work, Nursing, Psychology and Nutrition to assume leadership roles in their respective fields. Fellows receive advanced training in leadership skills, research, public health, advocacy, public policy, cultural competence, community engagement, and health services delivery for adolescents. Clinical training opportunities are available in a broad range of settings including communities, hospital settings, and outpatient clinics.
Our curriculum highlights the life course perspective and relationships between social and environmental determinants of health, risk and protective factors, and adult outcomes. We benefit from strong local, state/regional, and national partnerships that include families and youth, providers, state and local agencies, and professional organizations. The UW LEAH is funded by a Title V grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.