Advancing global health starts with building the capacity of communities and countries to address the public health problems they face. Currently active in more than 25 countries, PHI has trained, supported and advised thousands of providers, policymakers and advocates from different settings in all regions of the world. PHI is particularly engaged in addressing the health needs of marginalized communities.
Supported by a diverse group of funders, PHI offers technical expertise on a broad range of global health issues.
ACCESS Health Worldwide
ACCESS (Advancing Company Community Engagement for Sustainable Societies) Health Worldwide, an innovative project of PHI, facilitates partnerships among companies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and local governments to build healthy and sustainable communities. ACCESS Health Worldwide focuses on partnerships that increase access to health resources, especially for women, in ways that can be sustained. Since 2008, the project has worked in Indonesia with funding from the Ford Foundation to help companies and NGOs build the trust, knowledge and skills needed for successful partnerships.
Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI)
The Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI) improves adolescent girls' health, education, and livelihoods by enhancing the capacity of Latin American and African leaders to advocate for policies, programs, and funding benefitting adolescent girls. Through capacity building, grants, technical assistance, and empowerment of girl advocates, AGALI has achieved major policy victories that protect and advance adolescent girls' rights.
Alcohol Research Group
Established in 1959, the Alcohol Research Group (ARG), now of the Public Health Institute, conducts and disseminates high-quality research on the epidemiology of alcohol consumption and problems, alcohol health services research, and alcohol policies while also training future generations of alcohol researchers. ARG is also home to the National Alcohol Research Center.
Center for International Tobacco Control
In Asia, the two largest consumers of tobacco are China and Indonesia, together representing 412 million smokers. The Center for International Tobacco Control (CITC) was established in 2006 to conduct research studies and programs to address the tobacco problem in these two countries. CITC promotes effective tobacco tax policy and tobacco policy alternatives; works on tobacco farming issues and crop substitution; promotes public education around tobacco; promotes smoke-free environments; and trains local tobacco control researchers.
Center for Public Health and Climate Change
The Public Health Institute created the Center for Public Health and Climate Change in 2010 to engage the scientific community, policy makers and civil society in working to reduce the impacts of climate change on human health. The goal is to mainstream the protection of health across policies and sectors.
Cleaner Cookstoves: Building Global Capacity & Improving Public Health
Exposure to smoke from cooking fires and traditional stoves results in nearly 2 million premature deaths each year, predominantly among women and children. The adoption of cleaner stoves and fuels will not only save lives but also reduce rapid erosion of natural resources. This grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on improving clean cookstove design and building demand for this new technology. The program supports field work in Kenya, Guatemala and India, and contributes to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in Washington, D.C.. The award is administered through PHI's Center for Public Health and Climate Change, which is working to address the health impacts of climate change.
Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations
The Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI) is a global initiative that works to improve sexual and reproductive health prevention strategies, and to develop new multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that would simultaneously prevent unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other common reproductive infections. CAMI provides a platform for bio-tech developers, researchers, advocates and educators to coordinate efforts, spurring innovations that will empower women and adolescents and improve reproductive health.
Global Health Fellows Program II
The Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II), led by the Public Health Institute, seeks to improve the effectiveness of USAID's population, health and nutrition programs overseas by developing and increasing the capacity of health professionals. GHFP-II helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency's current and future health programs.
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) is a youth-led global network of over 7,271 young leaders and adult allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in over 170 countries world-wide. GYCA's mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst their peers.
GOJoven is a multi-year youth development fellowship program focused on building the capacity of young leaders and their organizations in Mesoamerica to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes through reducing adolescent pregnancy, maternal mortality, and HIV/STI rates and strengthen the enabling environment to sustain this progress.
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 nderserved communities locally and internationally.
Health Spectrum Program
Using a multi-dimensional emphasis that encompasses geographical, age, gender, socio-economic status, and race and ethnicity categories, the Health Spectrum Program provides issue and policy analysis and reporting; project/program and policy evaluation; training; technical assistance for statewide disease prevention and other health initiatives; and capacity building. The Health Spectrum Program focuses on children's health; health disparities; chronic disease prevention; wellness for leaders and decision-makers; and tobacco-free hospital campuses and patient treatment policies.
Additional PHI Projects
- Advanced Learning Project, Phase II
- California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
- CDC Center for Global Health Teambuilding Retreat
- Empowering Survivors of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake to Fight Against Cancer
- Evaluation of Women's Health Innovation Program in Liberia, Bangladesh and Brazil
- Integrating Reproductive Health into Global Health
- Leadership for Women's Health
- Mainstreaming Gender in National HIV Strategies and Plans: From Evidence to Action
- Maintaining US Leadership in International Reproductive Health
- Mobility of Health Professionals and Impact on National Health Systems
- NCD Conference: A Focus on Outcomes
- Program Cycle Service Center
- Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Kenya and Tanzania through the Correct Use of Misoprostol
- Senior Management Retreat for CDC's Center for Global Health
- Supporting Incidejoven to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Guatemala
- Supporting Occupational Road Safety in India
- What Works for Women & Girls: Evidence for HIV-AIDS Interventions Health Policy Project
- YOUTH Health Infor(u)m: Promoting Youth Health Through Health Policy Information Sharing