LEAH - Leadership Education in Adolescent Health

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The Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program represents a long-term commitment of Indiana University to training of health professionals to become local, regional, and national leaders in adolescent health. LEAH is an inter-professional training program with core disciplines representing adolescent medicine, psychology, nursing, social work, and nutrition. LEAH is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Agency of the United States Department of Health & Human Services (http://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/projects.asp). Other LEAH programs are located at the University of Washington, the University of California at San Francisco, the University of Minnesota, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, at Johns Hopkins University, and the Children’s Hospital of Boston.

LEAH program is led by J. Dennis Fortenberry MD MS, along with colleagues from the Indiana University School of Social Work, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Indiana University College of Nursing. During 2016, we marked our 24th year of LEAH funding. Each year since 1993, we have provided long-term training to 2-3 adolescent medicine fellows, as well as one or two doctoral or post-doctoral students from psychology, nursing, social work, and nutrition. In addition, we provide technical assistance to programs locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

LEAH program is located within the Section of Adolescent Medicine and Department of Pediatrics of Indiana University School of Medicine.  IU LEAH faculty (18 total) include 9 physicians, 4 psychologists, 1 social worker, 1 nurse, 1 dietician, 1 sociologist, and 1 public health (PhD). LEAH is a core training activity of all faculty, bringing our extensive clinical and leadership experience to the training of new leaders in adolescent health.

LEAH is organized with FIVE KEY COMPONENTS.

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