Started in 2008, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Center for Health Leadership (CHL) is designed to enhance the School's curricular, co-curricular and experiential offerings to inspire and prepare graduate students to be effective health leaders and professionals. The Center also develops practical leadership programs, resources and conferences for alumni and health professionals. Now in its fifth year, the CHL works with students and faculty to develop additional beneficial offerings around the theme of "leading from where you are".
The CHL builds on and expands leadership development activities offered through the Center for Public Health Practice and throughout the School of Public Health. It includes practice-based seminars, courses, internships and community projects designed to strengthen leadership competencies and opportunities. Additionally, a dedicated School of Public Health Career Services Manager, a career website and ongoing professional development events offer students and alumni ongoing support.