In 2017, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program grant was awarded to seven grantees: Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Regents of the University of Minnesota, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of California San Francisco, and University of Washington.
Established in 1977, the LEAH Program is focused on advancing the health and well-being of adolescents in the United States. Each LEAH grantee is responsible for providing interdisciplinary leadership training and development, education, scholarship, technical assistance, and collaboration with various entities that focus on adolescent health, including: MCH programs, state Title V programs, state adolescent health coordinators, policymakers, and professional organizations. Many faculty and staff from the LEAH Projects have supported several Adolescent and Young Adult Health (AYAH) CoIIN activities and participate on the AYAH CoIIN's National Advisory Board.
Learn more about the MCHB LEAH Program and its current grantees.