Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Focus Area

Health Care & Population Health

 

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Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical in creating healthier populations. Yet much of what makes people healthy is determined outside the doctor’s office—from housing and safety to education and employment.

That’s why physicians today investigate housing conditions to prevent asthma, why banks invest in childcare centers, and why hospitals address hunger in neighboring communities.

To ensure successful collaboration and better health, PHI brings together a broad cross-section of partners.

PHI programs help align resources, guide strategic investments, and uncover financing and payment mechanisms that make healthcare—and health—accessible, affordable and effective. For everyone.

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Programs

Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit

Alameda County Care Alliance

The Alameda County Care Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program™ (ACCA-AICP) is a faith-based, person-centered, lay care navigation intervention serving predominantly African American adults with advanced illness and their caregivers, bridging the gap between health delivery systems, community organizations and faith-based communities.

Learn about Alameda County Care Alliance projects

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
(PHI program 2002-2017)

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) is a nationally recognized leader in transforming public health practice to advance health equity to create healthier communities. It is a collaborative of public health directors, officers, senior managers and staff from the 11 San Francisco Bay Area health departments and the California Department of Public Health. In 2017, BARHII transitioned its fiscal sponsorship to the Tides Foundation.

Learn about Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
(PHI program 2002-2017) projects

California Alliance for Prevention Funding

CAPF's mission is to build a culture of health for all Californians, promote health equity and contain health costs through education and statewide advocacy for new and sustained funding to promote health equity and prevent the leading causes of illness and injury, and premature death particularly through upstream primary prevention.

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California Bridge

California Bridge is working to ensure that people with substance use disorder receive 24/7 high-quality care in every California health system by 2025. We seek to fully integrate addiction treatment into standard medical practice—increasing access to treatment to save more lives.

Learn about California Bridge projects

California Health Workforce Alliance

California's current health workforce is composed of more than one million individuals. In order to supplement and replace the retiring professionals with California residents over the next 30 years, CHWA works to educate and develop more than one million new and upcoming healthcare professionals.

Learn about California Health Workforce Alliance projects

Cancer Registry of Greater California

The Cancer Registry of Greater California’s mission is to capture timely, high quality data from all cancer patients diagnosed in 48 of California’s 58 counties, and to utilize this information for cancer research to improve health outcomes and reduce cancer morbidity and mortality.

Learn about Cancer Registry of Greater California projects

Center for Connected Health Policy

The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is the federally designated national telehealth policy resource center. CCHP provides technical assistance, education and creates resources and materials related to telehealth policy and consults frequently with federal and state policymakers, health plans, providers, national organizations and others.

Learn about Center for Connected Health Policy projects

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 health solutions.  CITPH is engaged in research, demonstrations, program evaluation, and dissemination of its findings for practice improvement and informing public policy.  CITPH studies and evaluates patient-centered, technology-enabled health care innovations that improve population health, represent cost-effective solutions in low resource settings, and can be deployed on a large scale to drive real systems change. 

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Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE)

The Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE) is housed at the Public Health Institute and has expertise to help nonprofit hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders translate data into better community investments. CACHE helps users interpret data from Community Benefit Insight, and couple it with existing tools and resources for strategic community benefit implementation.

Learn about Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE) projects

East Bay Health Workforce Partnership

The East Bay Health Workforce Partnership (EBHWP) is an employer-led effort working closely with community and education leaders to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers, expand opportunity for local residents, and strengthen the economic and social well-being of the East Bay.

Learn about East Bay Health Workforce Partnership projects

FACES for the Future Coalition

The FACES for the Future Coalition delivers the FACES program model to communities seeking to prepare high school students for entry into the health professions by developing their own pipeline programs. FACES incorporates best practices in youth development, stakeholder engagement, and workforce development strategies.

Learn about FACES for the Future Coalition projects

Health in All Policies

PHI is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of Health in All Policies. The team partners closely with California state government, as well as other jurisdictions and organizations, to facilitate collaborative and innovative approaches to health equity and racial equity, working across the social determinants of health.

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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.

Learn about Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations projects

National Alcohol Research Center

Since 1977, the Center has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and housed within the Alcohol Research Group. With a focus on disparities, the Center studies bio-psycho-social determinants of addictive processes involving alcohol and other drugs and conducts the US National Alcohol Survey every five years.

Learn about National Alcohol Research Center projects

National Alliance for Health

The National Alliance for Health (NAFH) provides a forum for national public health and health care organization’s senior leadership to dialogue, promote and stimulate actions on critical issues to improve community health, mental health and wellness, and advance health equity for all.

Our goal is to align public health and health care sectors through building a robust cross-sector collaboration and will address the common challenges facing them.

Our purpose is to advance collective action on a common agenda between health care and public health sectors to create healthier, safer and more equitable communities, environments and systems to improve community health.

The NAFH, launched in 2017 as a multi-sectoral community of practice, has now grown to 15 partner organizations who collectively developed a common agenda with seven priority focus areas which will improve the health and wellness of our communities.

NAFH is a program of PHI's Population Health Innovation Lab, and is supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

 

Learn about National Alliance for Health projects

Nicole Lordi, Researcher

Nicole Lordi has worked at the Public Health Institute for over twenty years on a range of projects in the areas of survey research, evaluation, international health, and reproductive health.

Learn about Nicole Lordi, Researcher projects

PHI Design Center

The PHI Design Center addresses both external and internal design needs related to public health, including, but not limited to: consultation, codesign facilitation, product and experience design, digital production, instruction in design methods, industrial design, curriculum development, prior art review, evaluation, and study design.

Learn about PHI Design Center projects

Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL)

PHI’s Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL) brings new options for innovation to public health. In the same way that Silicon Valley creates lasting change through new perspectives on old challenges, at PHIL we use new approaches, new technologies, and new partnerships to develop solutions for our communities’ most complex problems—and then share and spread what works.

Working directly with communities in need, PHIL moves beyond the symptoms to address the root issues and the systems at the heart of the challenge. We bring together a wide range of communities, innovators, funders, and public health professionals to use new tools and methodologies in new ways.

At the same time, we also harness the assets PHI has amassed over its 50 years at the forefront of public health: nationally ranked researchers, diverse and proven programs, strong infrastructure, and a wide network of partners.

Learn about Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL) projects

Public Health Alliance of Southern California

The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance) is a coalition of local health departments in Southern California. Collectively our members have statutory responsibility for the health of nearly 50% of California’s population. Our vision is “Vibrant and activated communities achieving health, justice and opportunities for all.”

 

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Public Health Data Solutions

Data is the foundation of sound decision making, especially when tackling complex health issues. Organizations have literally hundreds of thousands of data points available to them, from publicly available data to their own in-house information. Capturing those numbers and translating them into a meaningful story is challenging. Public Health Data Solutions (PHDS) harnesses powerful online technologies that allow organizations to easily collect, manage and share data. PHI leverages decades of experience in improving health outcomes to help clients identify which tools and technologies will provide the greatest impact, integrate these custom solutions into their work and bring their data to life. Read the overview.

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QI On Tap: Quality Improvement Onsite Technical Assistance Program

QI On-TAP is a program that was created to provide technical assistance in the area public health accreditation readiness including performance management, quality improvement, strategic planning, community health improvement planning, and workforce development. 

 

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Survey Research Group

Survey Research Group's mission is to foster health, well-being, and quality of life through rigorous quantitative and qualitative research guided by the principles of equity in health, environment, education, and economic contexts. To achieve this mission, SRG conducts research on a local to global level in partnership with communities.

Learn about Survey Research Group projects

The Data and Technology Proving Ground

The Data and Technology Proving Ground partners with researchers and health care entities to design, test and iterate smart systems, mobile app healthcare products, and other technology advances (eg: machine learning and artificial intelligence) for discovery into disease development, detection and treatment to address care and outcome disparities.

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