Mayors for Healthy Communities Program
Closing The Gap Between Academic Medicine And The Community
The Mayors for Healthy Communities Program (MHCP) is a project designed to close the gap between academic medicine or academic health centers and the community through capacity building in communities of greatest need by connecting to people who are most affected by disparities. SHLI in partnership with the World Conference of Mayors (WCM) will enhance the health leadership skills of mayors, elected officials, and community leaders from cities in the United States and provide expertise in health-related project development, implementation and evaluation in these cities.
The Mayors for Healthy Communities Program is a program designed to mobilize and engage mayors, elected officials, and community leaders in the United States, by enhancing their health leadership skills, providing community health resources, and motivating leaders to influence policies and implement health projects that will eliminate health disparities.
By the end of this training program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the roles and responsibilities of leadership in promoting community health
- Discuss the responsibilities of the leader in team development and management for enhancing community health
- Prioritize health issues in their communities, and develop a plan to identify, analyze, adapt, and implement the most appropriate evidence-based practices to address these health issues
- Develop partnerships, and identify potential funding opportunities to sustain health interventions
- Develop a community health policy action plan that addresses prioritized health issues in communities