Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Program

Dialogue4Health

Dialogue4Health (D4H), a project of PHI, is a community that conceives, builds and shares strategies to improve the public's health. D4H partners with local, national and global organizations to host Web Forums and share critical resources. 

Program Director(s)

Carmen Nevarez

Program Site

Dialogue4Health

Projects

Dialogue4Health 2015-2017

In collaboration with Ca4Health and CaLAPH, D4H will produce 4-6 web forums per year, meeting the priority needs of Ca4Health and CaLAPH participants.


Here's How We're Making a Difference

Amplifying Cutting-Edge Public Health Thinking and Luminary Voices

Dialogue4Health hosts curated conversations that allow public health leaders to explore their experiences with a particular topic. D4H uses both Web Forum technology and video to showcase the familiarity, warmth, and excitement that these in-person conversations can achieve.

Our web forum on sustainable financial models for improving population health showcased a conversation between PHI CEO Mary Pittman and leading expert Jim Hester, on emerging payment mechanisms for advancing public health efforts at the population level, and the role that public health can play in supporting and accelerating the transition to community population health systems. Read a summary of the conversation. 

Better Data for Better Health: Web Forum Series

The intersection of data and public health provides practitioners with new possibilities for community health interventions and prevention solutions. How can public health best harness this opportunity?

With support from the California Healthcare Foundation, PHI’s Dialogue4Health hosted a Data & Health Web Forum Series to explore how we can use data from multiple sectors to keep people healthier. Attended by over 1500 participants, these Web Forums provided expertise, lessons, and demonstrations for series participants to better understand data's changing role in the public health landscape, and to dive in and use health data tools themselves.

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Dialogue4Health also produced a series of videos to introduce various data tools that can help public health professionals make better decisions and showcase their work.

 

Building an Online Learning Community of Engaged Health Practitioners

Our online workshops and webinars unite organizations, communities, and individuals in conversation about the public's health. Our first Dialogue4Health Web Forum, back in 2008, was born from months of planning, deliberation, design, and testing. Now with years of experience behind us and an international community of practitioners, policy makers, researchers and activists at our side, we have a jam-packed calendar of live events, social networking, and an ever-expanding resource library.

Our presence and our platform are growing immensely, but our purpose remains true to our first forum: we are devoted to connecting the practice of public health to partners in other sectors who have the power to deeply influence health outcomes. Today, we've hosted over 200 Web Forums with over 44,000 attendees.