Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership
Who we are and what we do
RIHEL provides leadership training, builds linkages among leaders, and strengthens the relationships among health professionals, environment professionals, the academic community, the public sector and the private sector. The Institute was founded and sustained for fourteen years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Financial support for the Institute has been provided by the many sources included in the “Sponsors” section.
The goals of the Institute are to:
- Develop Leaders: Enhance and develop leadership training in the Rocky Mountain Region.
- Connect People: Build upon and foster a diverse and multi-disciplinary Institute network among fellows, alumni, Board members, other health and environment professionals and the community.
- Influence People to Create Better Health and Environments: Address the health and environmental challenges of diverse communities through a portfolio of resources and activities (fellows, alumni, projects, existing and new programs, etc.)
- Sustain the Institute: Provide the people and financial resources to assure the continuation of the Institute and its mission.