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Issue Areas

Technology & mHealth

At the forefront of using technology to transform public health practice, the Public Health Institute builds the evidence base for applying digital innovations to public health, and shows the value of using innovative technology to improve health—from enabling independent living for the aging, to allowing patients to connect remotely with health care providers.

PHI works to deploy new technologies in diverse health and health care settings in order to improve the quality of care and expand access to the underserved, while supporting the adoption of proven technologies by disseminating evaluation results and working with partners to address policy and financing barriers to implementation. PHI is committed to advancing health equity by examining the role of technology in improving the health of vulnerable and underserved populations.

Our expertise includes:

  • Program and policy analysis: PHI experts can help you plan and design effective and innovative programs and policies to improve health, using new technological developments such as text message behavior change campaigns, data tracking through phones and personal devices, mass spectrometry testing, and more.
  • Evaluation: Work with us to assess which technologies are effective at improving health outcomes, changing health behaviors, and lowering health care costs.
  • Disease tracking and monitoring: Improve your disease surveillance and screening through the use of innovative technologies.  
  • Online outreach and dissemination: Connect with the public health community online, using our innovative communications platforms.

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Experts

Andrew Broderick

Andrew Broderick, MA, MBA, is co-director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, which leads PHI's efforts to ...

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Dan Gillette

Dan Gillette works at the intersection of design and culture, with a special focus on public health, disability, civic life, education, and healthc...

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Mario Gutierrez

Mario Gutierrez is director of the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP). Gutierrez brings more than 30 years of experience in California&...

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Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson, JD, is the PHI project director for the award-winning Healthdata+ initiative that helps organizations combine data, strategy and...

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Programs

C/Net Solutions

Founded in 1982, C/NET Solutions develops cancer registry software that provides quality data collection, and powerful, reliable, user-friendly abs...

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CAMI Health / The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies

As Secretariat of the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT), CAMI Health leads a global, product neutral collaboration that ad...

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Center for Connected Health Policy

The Center for Connected Health Policy develops and advances telehealth policy solutions that promote improvements in health and health care system...

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Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health

CITPH promotes improved quality of health care, reductions in costs, and improved access to public health services through technology-enabled healt...

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Center for Technology and Aging

The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA) serves as a national resource for the development, implementation, demonstration and evaluation of patien...

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Dialogue4Health

Dialogue4Health (D4H), a project of PHI, is a community that conceives, builds and shares strategies to improve the public's health. D4H p...

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PHI Design Center

The PHI Design Center addresses both external and internal design needs related to public health, including, but not limited to: consultation, code...

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Here's How We're Making a Difference

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.

Expanding Telehealth Services in California

Recommendations by PHI’s Center for Connected Health Policy became the blueprint for California’s Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011. The act removes barriers, allowing the use of digital technologies to deliver a variety of health services. This can speed treatment for patients, eliminate the need for patient travel, improve communication among providers and lead to better care at a lower cost.

 

 

PHI Wins U.S. Obesity Data Challenge

How can data and communications help communities reverse the obesity epidemic? In August 2015 HealthData+, a partnership between PHI and Live Stories, won top prize at the U.S. Obesity Data Challenge. The HealthData+ tool is a simple, curated dashboard to help health officials tell a powerful story about the root causes of obesity. The dashboard provides customizable data visualizations at the national, state, and local level as well as an interactive map, national benchmarks, and written content to contextualize the data. 

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