PHI programs are on the cutting edge of public health, leading the way in advancing policies, best practices, and strategic innovations in advancing health, equity, and wellness for all. 

Our expertise can make your work stronger.

PHI is one of the largest public health institutes in the United States and home to a broad range of established projects, emerging initiatives and diverse leaders. PHI brings together experts to develop new, collaborative approaches that address our greatest public health challenges around the globe.

PHI has provided  expert advice, partnership opportunities, consultation and collaboration to stakeholders including the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, USAID, NACCHO, federal, state and local governments, healthcare and hospitals, and private sector and non-profit organizations around the globe.

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Capacity Building & Training

With diverse public health programs spanning the globe, PHI understands how strong leadership and organizational management can enhance the success...

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Coalition & Network Building

Building strong coalitions and networks is essential to solving today’s pressing public health issues. The Public Health Institute (PHI) can ...

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Communications & Social Marketing

Strong messaging is integral to creating strategic, effective, and clear public health campaigns. Public Health Institute can help you develop prin...

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Curriculum Development

Building up the next generation of public health leaders requires an investment in public health education and experiential learning opportunities....

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Evaluation

The evaluation of public health programs and policies is essential to improving health outcomes. PHI offers a full suite of evaluation services&mda...

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Health Education & Promotion

Health outcomes are tied to individual behavior, and are also shaped by our surrounding environments. In order to improve health and reduce rising ...

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Leadership Development

Today's public health challenges are complex, rapidly evolving, and call for a new approach to leadership development—one that advances h...

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Media Advocacy

Media advocacy—the strategic use of mass media to support community-driven efforts that advance social justice or public health campaigns&mda...

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Outreach & Dissemination

The Public Health Institute is dedicated to lifting up public health best practices, while actively cultivating an engaged community of public heal...

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Public Policy Advocacy

With experience across a range of policy areas and issues, combined with our strong record working side-by-side with business, government, and comm...

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Public Policy Development

The Public Health Institute believes in the importance of research- and community-based approaches to policy development. PHI produces forward...

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Quality Improvement

To solve today's pressing health issues, the public health community must build on our successes by assessing what's working, and creating ...

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Research - Quantitative

To make an effective impact on community health, public health practices, programs and policies must be informed by accurate research and analysis....

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Research - Surveillance

Understanding emerging and existing health threats begins with good data. Public health surveillance ensures that researchers, programs, and policy...

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Research - Survey

The Public Health Institute believes in fostering health and well-being through rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, guided by the princ...

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Technical Assistance

Today’s public health systems are challenged to do more with fewer resources. Strengthening public health systems and services is fundamental...

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Alcohol

With more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies, PHI’s highly regarded epidemiological research on substance abuse identifies gaps in knowledge an...

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Asthma

Asthma is a major health issue in the United States and across the globe—impacting adults and children, and resulting in acute and sever...

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Cancer

According to the WHO, cancer is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 mill...

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Chronic Disease

Chronic, non-communicable diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, obesity, and diabetes—are responsible for close to 75 percent...

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Climate Change

The Public Health Institute considers climate change to be one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. We are dedicated ...

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Community Development

Many of the social determinants that shape health also are tied to poverty, such as employment, education, housing, and the built environment. The ...

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Community Health

Many local environments—especially in low-income communities—limit access to healthy foods and provide few opportunities for physi...

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Diabetes

Diabetes poses a major health threat and burden to people across the world, and contributes to rising—but often preventable—health care...

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Disability

People with disabilities make valuable contributions to their communities. They have the right to full and unrestricted participation in society. I...

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Food Security

Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases have become severe economic and health threats to both adults and children—increasing the costs of ...

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Health Equity & Social Justice

Our health and wellbeing are directly impacted by our community environments. Unfortunately, not all environments are designed to promote and suppo...

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Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decisio...

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Heart Disease

Poor diet and physical inactivity are among the leading causes of preventable death in California and play a major role in a host of chronic diseas...

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Law & Policy

The Public Health Institute believes in the power of laws and policies to improve public health outcomes by changing community environments to bett...

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Media & Communications

The Public Health Institute understands that the ways in which the public’s health is presented in the media shapes our understanding of...

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Nutrition & Diet

The Public Health Institute views nutrition and diet as fundamental building blocks to good health. We are committed to reducing obesity and improv...

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Obesity Prevention

The obesity epidemic is a growing threat to our nation's long-term health, with communities of color and low-income populations disproportionat...

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Physical Activity

Physical inactivity contributes to many of the leading causes of preventable death, and plays a major role in a host of chronic diseases and health...

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Population Health

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, fro...

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Public-Private Partnerships

The Public Health Institute is committed addressing emerging global and national public health issues, and tackling the most significant public hea...

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Reproductive & Sexual Health

Giving women control over their childbearing and reproductive health gives them control over their lives. Policies and programs that support girls ...

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Rural Health

Rural communities face unique challenges to accessing quality health care and implementing sustainable policies to improve health outcomes. Many pu...

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School-based Efforts

The Public Health Institute champions community-based health solutions, working with partners to advance policy and environmental change strategies...

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Social Determinants of Health

Malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger often go hand-in-hand with obesity and chronic disease. Many vulnerable families live in neighborhoods tha...

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Technology & mHealth

At the forefront of using technology to transform public health practice, the Public Health Institute builds the evidence base for applying digital...

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Tobacco

Despite major gains in the tobacco control and prevention movement, tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United State...

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Violence Prevention

As an organization working to promote the health and well-being of all people, the Public Health Institute recognizes the tremendous threat that al...

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