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.
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.
View the recordings:
- Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: The Current Total
- Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Diving into the Details
- Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Forecasting the Future
- Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Telling the Story Behind the Numbers
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.
Sparking Public Health Conversations with the "Understanding Marijuana" Web Forum Series
As California and other states consider and prepare for recreational marijuana legalization, communities and local governments are seeking science-based information on marijuana’s effects on health and populations.
In 2017, PHI's CA4Health and Dialogue4Health co-hosted a 3-part Understanding Marijuana web forum series focused on understanding the effects of marijuana on our health and how to address the long-term residual consequences of its criminalization in our communities. Over 3,000 attendees tuned in to hear attorneys, law enforcement, racial justice organizations, researchers and city officials from across the country discuss what legalization means for health and public health, and how cannabis legalization will impact and present opportunities in poor, previously incarcerated, and people of color communities.