Advancing global health starts with building the capacity of communities and countries to address the public health problems they face.
That’s why PHI focuses on training, supporting and advising providers, policymakers and advocates from different settings in all regions of the world.
We offer technical expertise to advance comprehensive solutions to a broad range of global health challenges, with a particular focus on addressing the health needs of marginalized communities.
We convene multi-sector partners, advocate for policies that support health, sustainable development and reproductive rights, build the capacity of local health systems, organizations and advocates, and research reproductive health prevention strategies, factors driving the spread of HIV/AIDS, global patterns of tobacco use and more.
Alcohol Research Group
Established in 1959, the Alcohol Research Group (ARG), a program of the Public Health Institute, conducts and disseminates research on the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug consumption and problems, alcohol health services research, and alcohol policies while also training future generations of researchers. ARG is also home to the National Alcohol Research Center.
CAMI Health is an organization dedicated to improving the health of women and girls worldwide. With sixteen years of related experience, we address complex global health problems impacting women and their families by building and leading learning networks. As network leader, CAMI Health fosters collaborations, manages knowledge, and sets priorities for action. CAMI Health exemplifies this mechanism serving as Secretariat to the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT), a network built to advance the field of multipurpose prevention technologies, or MPTs. MPTs are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception and have the potential to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide.
Looking ahead, CAMI Health aims to build on this successful learning network model to create programmatic sustainability and continue to advocate for women and girls to live healthy, happy lives. This could include CAMI Health’s expansion into other critical areas supportive of women and girls’ empowerment and sexual and reproductive health.
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Center for Climate Change and Health
The Center for Climate Change and Health contributes to building healthy and climate-resilient communities that have the right tools to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Center engages local leaders, community-based organizations, public health and health care workers, scientists, policymakers and civil society in mainstreaming the protection of health across a wide range of policies and sectors. It promotes strategies that effectively address the impacts of climate change on health, while at the same time generating co-benefits from adaptation and mitigation for health and across other sectors.
Center for International Tobacco Control
In Asia, the two largest consumers of tobacco are China and Indonesia, together representing 412 million smokers. The Center for International Tobacco Control (CITC) was established in 2006 to conduct research studies and programs to address the tobacco problem in these two countries. CITC promotes effective tobacco tax policy and tobacco policy alternatives; works on tobacco farming issues and crop substitution; promotes public education around tobacco; promotes smoke-free environments; and trains local tobacco control researchers.
Cleaner Cookstoves: Building Global Capacity & Improving Public Health
Exposure to smoke from cooking fires and traditional stoves results in nearly 2 million premature deaths each year, predominantly among women and children. The adoption of cleaner stoves and fuels will not only save lives but also reduce rapid erosion of natural resources. This grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on improving clean cookstove design and building demand for this new technology. The program supports field work in Kenya, Guatemala and India, and contributes to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in Washington, D.C.. The award is administered through PHI's Center for Public Health and Climate Change, which is working to address the health impacts of climate change.
Collective Impact Partnership: Increasing the Economic Power of Girls and Women in India
Rise Up and the Public Health Institute, in partnership with the Global Fund for Women, How Women Lead and World Pulse, are leading a three-year project, “Collective Impact Partners: Women’s and Girl’s Economic Empowerment Advocacy in India” to increase the economic power of girls and women in India, where currently only 29% of women formally participate in the workplace.
The Collective Impact Partnership (CIP) focuses on strengthening women leaders’ advocacy, individual leadership, and digital capacities by investing in women’s efforts to advance economic empowerment and justice for women and girls in Maharashtra, India. These activities and targeted strategies will be supported by a $2.1 million grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The project will work with a cohort of 20 India-based women leaders to advance their own initiatives and will award grants to eight organizations. The Collective’s advocacy and leadership development approach will enable women leaders to:
Advance public policies that enhance economic empowerment for women;
Improve the implementation of existing legislation to enhance economic justice and empowerment;
Increase resource allocation to support women’s economic empowerment programs; and
Create a safe, curated online space for Indian women and girls to connect and raise awareness among allies and influencers on economic justice and empowerment, campaigns, and policies.
As a group, the CIP members have ties to more than 1,000 partner organizations across India, on-going relationships with more than 3,000 individual leaders, and more than 100 years advocating for gender equality.
Global Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Control
The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered a global patient safety issue and a major public health concern. Compounding the threat of AMR, hospital acquired infections further contribute to adverse patient outcomes, and in many instances are caused by highly resistant organisms.
Effective systems, policies, and procedures to accurately detect, monitor, and prevent AMR and hospital acquired infections are essential. These systems include robust laboratory-based surveillance of priority pathogens, effective infection prevention and control practices, strong antimicrobial stewardship, and facility-based surveillance of hospital acquired infections.
Building the capacity to implement and sustain these systems and practices is thus critical to effectively respond to the public health threats posed by AMR.
Global Health Leaders
Global Health Leaders runs the five-year Medtronic Foundation Associates Program – a Fellowship of the Public Health Institute (PHI) funded by Medtronic Foundation.
The primary goal of the Medtronic Foundation Associates Program is to build local professional capacity among public health professionals to provide on-the-ground technical insight, alignment and representation for Medtronic Foundation’s chronic, acute and neglected disease programs in the field of non-communicable disease and chronic diseases.
A second goal is to create a pool of local public health and corporate professionals who have expanded competency and acumen in business and public health through training in corporate philanthropy, public private partnerships, public health and the interface between the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors as it relates to health and the NCD crisis in the developing world. Medtronic Foundation Associates are local leaders who will work as Technical Advisors to advance the work of Medtronic Foundation in India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States.
Global Health Technical Professionals
Credence Management Solutions and Public Health Institute are partnering over five years to implement the Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP), a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Credence and PHI support the Global Health Bureau’s commitment to improving global health outcomes in communities around the world by providing technical professionals at all career stages for posts both in Washington, D.C. and abroad. These global health professionals augment the Agency’s programs addressing its three strategic priorities: preventing child and maternal deaths; controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and, combating infectious diseases. They improve the technical abilities of USAID offices, teams and working groups by bolstering technical leadership, accelerating innovation, increasing science and technology capabilities, strengthening local capacities, promoting gender equality, and providing acquisition and additional services on a variety of global health program initiatives. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
The Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) was a youth-led global network of over 800 young people and adult allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in over 170 countries worldwide. GYCA's mission was to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst their peers.
GYCA closed on July 31, 2016. To learn more about the closure, read the Closing Letter. GYCA's most recent tools, resources, and publications are available on its website until January 2017. After January 2017, they will remain available here.
GOJoven International is a multi-year youth development fellowship program focused on building the capacity of young leaders and their organizations in Mesoamerica to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes through reducing adolescent pregnancy, maternal mortality, and HIV/STI rates and strengthen the enabling environment to sustain this progress.
Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations
Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP) aims to improve substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research and services for underserved populations, such as transgender persons, Asian and Pacific Islander men who have sex with men (MSM) and substance users. Through collaboration with targeted community members, community-based organizations and public health departments, HIPUP, led by Dr. Tooru Nemoto, strives to have a significant impact on health promotion and human rights for underserved communities locally and internationally.
Health Spectrum Program
Using a multi-dimensional emphasis that encompasses geographical, age, gender, socio-economic status, and race and ethnicity categories, the Health Spectrum Program provides issue and policy analysis and reporting; project/program and policy evaluation; training; technical assistance for statewide disease prevention and other health initiatives; and capacity building. The Health Spectrum Program focuses on children's health; health disparities; chronic disease prevention; wellness for leaders and decision-makers; and tobacco-free hospital campuses and patient treatment policies.
PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program
The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, through a five year cooperative agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), provides recent graduates of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs in public health an outstanding training opportunity to learn from leading global health experts in CDC headquarters in Atlanta as well as various country offices throughout the developing world. The training offered through PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program will expand the global health prevention workforce and provide fellows an opportunity to gain practical, first-hand experience working on the front lines of global public health. Fellows will benefit from an opportunity to apply and translate academic knowledge to real world public health situations through 1 year fellowship placements (renewable for up to 3 years). For more information contact email@example.com.
PHI’s Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families, and communities through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 500 leaders has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women, advocating for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the US.
Rise Up unifies the power of PHI’s Let Girls Lead, Youth Champions Initiative, and Champions for Change to benefit 115 million girls, youth, and women globally. These initiatives all leverage our proven model for enabling visionary leaders and local organizations to lead large-scale change that improves the lives of girls and women. We advance exponential change by strengthening leadership, investing in local solutions, and building movements.
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR)
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations and consortiums, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute, and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
USAID Global Health Fellows Program II
The USAID Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II), led by the Public Health Institute, seeks to improve the effectiveness of USAID's population, health and nutrition programs overseas by developing and increasing the capacity of health professionals. GHFP-II helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency's current and future health programs.
Additional PHI Projects
- Advanced Learning Project, Phase II
- Burn Injury Surveillance Workshop
- California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
- CDC Center for Global Health Teambuilding Retreat
- Champions for Change
- Empowering Survivors of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake to Fight Against Cancer
- Evaluation of Women's Health Innovation Program in Liberia, Bangladesh and Brazil
- Global Health Leaders
- India Team Management
- Initial Pilot Phase of Global Security Flagship Project: Program to Access, Strengthen Systems for AMR Detection, Prevention and Control in Healthcare
- Integrating Reproductive Health into Global Health
- Leadership for Women's Health
- Let Girls Lead
- Mainstreaming Gender in National HIV Strategies and Plans: From Evidence to Action
- Maintaining US Leadership in International Reproductive Health
- Mobility of Health Professionals and Impact on National Health Systems
- NCD Conference: A Focus on Outcomes
- Online Leadership Training for SAF Grantee Organizations
- Program Cycle Service Center
- Senior Management Retreat for CDC's Center for Global Health
- Supporting Incidejoven to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Guatemala
- Supporting Occupational Road Safety in India
- What Works for Women & Girls: Evidence for HIV-AIDS Interventions Health Policy Project
- YOUTH Health Infor(u)m: Promoting Youth Health Through Health Policy Information Sharing