Welcome to RIHEL

The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) is the CDC-founded regional leadership institute for Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. RIHEL provides leadership training and other professional development experiences for the public health, health, environmental health and environmental professionals in the region. With over 770 graduates of its leadership programs, RIHEL is also an association of vibrant, forward-looking professionals dedicated to the health and environment of our region.


RIHEL is a program of theTrailhead Institute (formerly the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the public's health and the environment in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

RIHEL Programs In The News

co medicine may june cover 2015Article: Advanced Physician Leadership Program
Chet Seward, Senior Director, Division of Health Care Policy
Colorado Medicine for May/June 2015
A publication of the Colorado Medical Society

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apa co logoArticle: Program Spotlight: Leadership for Healthy Community Design (pdf)
Erin Fosdick, City of Longmont
Planning Matters, Vol. 15, Issue 2
A publication of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association

Read more about the Leadership for Healthy Community Design Program »

RIHEL Videos

  • Bravo!

    gold-star Our Bravo! page is where we celebrate the success and accomplishments of RIHEL fellow, alumni, board members, faculty and staff. Are you a member of our RIHEL family and have a story to share? Let us know! We’d love to share your achievements on Bravo!

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  • The Impact of RIHEL Training

    Leadership Article


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  • RIHEL is on Facebook

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