Fostering the growth of future regenerative leaders to advance health equity and well-being for all.
New challenges that public health departments around the country face require governmental public health leaders to develop and grow new skills and relationships to meet the needs of the people and communities they serve.
PHEARLESS (Public Health Regenerative Leadership Synergy) brings rising public health leaders together with community leaders to co-create sustainable solutions that advance health equity and well-being for all.
PHEARLESS integrates regenerative leadership education and experiential learning with innovative collaborative tools that will help public health and community leaders build the skills they need to tackle the complex issues facing their communities today.
As a holistic, strengths-based, and adaptive approach to leadership, regenerative leadership focuses on creating positive change and restoring balance in complex living systems. By creating positive relationships and nurturing the interconnected elements within a system, regenerative leaders aim to generate outcomes that benefit everyone.
Through the 12-month PHEARLESS experience, comprising four learning modules and a culminating capstone activity, participants will develop the mindset and skills to transform systems, structures and policies, in partnership with community, toward a just and equitable future.
ASTHO is a member of the PHEARLESS initiative’s interdisciplinary support network.
The Big Cities Health Coalition is a member of the PHEARLESS initiative’s interdisciplinary support network.
The de Beaumont Foundation is a funding partner for the PHEARLESS initiative.
NACCHO is a member of the PHEARLESS initiative’s interdisciplinary support network.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a funding partner for the PHEARLESS initiative.
The University of South Florida serves as the national program office for the PHEARLESS initiative.