The Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI) will accept applications for the 2009-2010 Health Policy Leadership Program until May 15.

The institute is committed to facilitating the development of health and health care policies and programs in the San Joaquin Valley. Current policy research and technical assistance priorities for the CVHPI include uninsured and inadequately insured adults, health professional shortages and environmental influences on health.

The Health Policy Leadership Program seeks to increase regional capacity to create and implement effective health and health care initiatives. New this year, as a response to new policy and service delivery challenges and opportunities facing leaders in the San Joaquin Valley, the program will emphasize the emerging social determinants of health framework.

The program applications should be mailed to: Central Valley Health Policy Institute, c/o Nancy Pacheco, 1625 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 146, Fresno, CA 93710-8106.

For more information, contact Nancy Pacheco at or call 559.228.2155.

Related link: Download the Leadership Program Application Packet (MS Word)