As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the work of the organization’s domestic and global health programs, identifying opportunities to strengthen program impact and promote cross-program collaboration. Matthew is also responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting PHI projects and public health policy relevant to PHI interests.
Healthy Living Fellowship Initiative
PHI will lead and conduct an assessment of national best practice in childhood obesity prevention during a two-year Healthy Living Fellowship Initiative.
Let’s Move Support
Funding provides support for the Let’s Move! Deputy Director in the Office of the First Lady. This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Let’s Move! team, overseeing staff and collaborating with stakeholders in the government, nonprofit and private sector communities to build capacity and strategic partnerships to advance obesity prevention efforts.
Sweetgreen in Schools Consultation
Elyse Cohen will provide consultation to sweetgreen on mission and visioning workshop for its sweetgreen in schools program. The program educates kids about healthy eating, fitness and sustainability through fun, hands-on activities.