RIHEL - Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership

A nonprofit organization

$17,008 raised by 78 donors

  • RIHEL is a leader in leadership development. Since 1998, we have excelled in training exemplary leadership skills to strengthen our region's public health community. From our renowned ALTP (Advanced Leadership Training Program) to our community-focused LIFE Event (Leadership is for Everyone), our programming attracts and strengthens professionals at any career stage. Our expertise drives our impact and our depth of experience informs our ongoing evolution. Donations to RIHEL directly support our community's public health professionals. 


From participants in RIHEL's Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP):

"ALTP offers a powerfully diverse and interactive leadership curriculum that takes you on an impactful, emotional, and life-changing adventure!"

"The curriculum is exceptional and has been transformative. The ALTP has helped me significantly move the ball forward on my own leadership skills in every respect."

"I've been thru 2-3 leadership programs throughout my career but being in ALTP was a humbling experience. It was the right amount of challenge for me at this point in my career and appropriate to my work as a leader in my organization and as leader of a team… I understand a lot more about leadership now than I did before; I have a framework and language for what I value in leadership and the kind of leadership I want to practice."

"[ALTP] made me realize I can be an effective leader, and I don't need to be in a formal manager/leader role at work to practice leadership. I can apply leadership principles to my personal life, too. And, I can share the tools I've learned to others so they can apply it at work and/or at home."


The mission of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership is to develop and connect leaders who work collaboratively in diverse sectors and communities to create and sustain the health and well-being of people and the environment.

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 network of 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.

Background Statement

The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) began in 1998 with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In 2001, RIHEL became an official program of the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (now Trailhead Institute) and incorporated as a Colorado-based 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2018.

Organization Data


Organization name

RIHEL - Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership

Year Established


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Public & Societal Benefit, Education, Environment

Organization Size

Medium Organization


2400 S Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US