The success of HLI Seattle is derived from a team that is highly skilled and experienced in cross-cultural medicine, and dedicated to improve the lives of the Lao people. Health Leadership International partners with health ministries, hospitals, universities, NGO's and women's organizations to improve the well-being of vulnerable populations. The vision, initiative and implementation of each project are inspired by the communities with whom we work. Health Leadership International has developed a step-by-step Action Template for educational project planning and development. The process begins when local health leaders identify healthcare education or training needs and objectives; these leaders then enlist the participation of Health Leadership International. The HLISeattle model has three important building blocks:

Image on State Department's 2014 Report "To Walk the Earth in Safety" on Page 23, same page Health Leadership International is mentioned