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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 to the Public Health Institute’s mission. PHI is available to build capacity through technical assistance support, providing organizational development tools and public health resources and consultation.

We provide ongoing and as-needed technical assistance for a wide variety of public health issue areas and technologies, including disease tracking and surveillance systems, community health and wellness programs and policy implementation, disability-related projects, telehealth initiatives, and more. For example, PHI has assisted health care organizations across the country in adopting technologies for improving chronic disease management and reducing hospital re-admissions. Our multi-disciplinary staff teams can provide you with customized technical support, with a focus on the unique needs of low-income communities and other marginalized groups. 

Our expertise includes:

  • Training curricula: Work with us to build capacity in our diverse focus area expertise, including environmental health, disabilities, chronic disease prevention, communicable disease prevention, global health, and more. 
  • Guides and resources: PHI provides many public health resources and toolkits, available on our website or through our programs. We also offer additional in-person or online trainings to support the utilization and application of our tools and resources. 
  • Collaboration support: Our staff can support your efforts in core community change processes, including a health in all policies approach, coalition-based collaboration, community engagement, asset-based community development, participatory strategic planning, and group facilitation.
  • Translating data into action: We can help you increase data sharing for planning and program implementation by providing tools and platforms that allow public health practitioners to translate and act upon health data. 
  • Improving public health services: From cancer tracking registries to telehealth resources and tools, PHI staff are experts in many public health technologies and related fields. 

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Resources and Tools

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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Connie Chan Robison

Connie Chan Robison is executive director of the Center for Collaborative Planning, a training and technical assistance center at PHI. Robison prom...

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Lori Dorfman

Lori Dorfman, DrPH, directs Berkeley Media Studies Group, which works with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the...

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Paul English

Paul English, PhD, MPH, is state environmental epidemiologist and branch scientific advisor for the Environmental Health Investigations Branch at t...

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Marta Induni

Marta Induni, PhD, is the research program director of the Survey Research Group (SRG) at PHI. With more than 20 years of survey research experienc...

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Erica Jones

Erica C. Jones is the executive director of the Center on Disability at PHI and has served as director of the Pacific Disability and Business Techn...

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Anne Kelsey Lamb

Anne Kelsey Lamb, MPH, is the director of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) and its principal investigator. Serving as director sinc...

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Tomás A. Magaña

Tomás A. Magaña, M.D., M.A., F.A.A.P. founded and directs the FACES for the Future Coalition, and leads national dissemination of the...

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Gina Solomon

Gina Solomon is a Principal Investigator at PHI, researching environmental health and chemical policy issues. She is specifically evaluating how Ca...

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Programs

Behavioral Health Concepts, Inc. (BHC)

Behavioral Health Concepts, Inc. (BHC) is a national consulting and service company headquartered in Emeryville, California, with a satellite ...

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Berkeley Media Studies Group

Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) works with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the power of the media to advan...

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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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California Project LEAN

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a program of the Public Health Institute. It works to advance nutrition and...

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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 Collaborative Planning

The Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP) advances health and social justice through community building and grassroots leadership development. CC...

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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 Wellness and Nutrition

The Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition recognizes the connections among local community environments, poor diet, physic...

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Center on Disability

The Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities with a focus on disability ...

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Health Spectrum Program

Using a multi-dimensional emphasis that encompasses geographical, age, gender, socio-economic status, and race and ethnicity categories, the Health...

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Pacific ADA Center

The Pacific ADA Center works to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participat...

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PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, through a five year cooperative agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), provides rec...

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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...

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Rise Up

PHI's Rise Up program benefits 115 million girls, youth, and women globally and with a reach across Africa, Asia, Latin Ame...

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Survey Research Group

The Survey Research Group (SRG) conducts population based health-related surveys, using one of the country's most technologically advanced call...

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USAID Global Health Fellows Program II

The USAID Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II), led by the Public Health Institute, seeks to improve the effectiveness of USAID's populat...

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Here's How We're Making a Difference

Changing the Way Governments Do Business

PHI's HiAP team has built the California Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task force from the ground up, partnering with twenty-two state agencies and working in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health to promote healthy and equitable communities. It is the most extensive HiAP initiative within a state government anywhere in the country. Our Health in All Policies guide has been viewed over 30,000 times, and is used as a primer by local, state, federal and international organizations seeking to institute a HiAP approach where they live. 

Ensuring ADA Compliance

PHI's Pacific ADA Center provides over 37,000 technical assistance consultations annually to public and private stakeholders in the western U.S. on ADA compliance. The Center has also trained thousands of public and private sector hiring managers and supervisors on disability awareness and reasonable accommodation options for disabled employees, which has increased hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities.

After consulting with the Pacific ADA Center, a corporation that operates tens of thousands of chain restaurants changed its national policy so that customers with disabilities no longer encountered accessibility barriers such as narrow doorways and restricted space in dining areas.

 

Protecting the Rights of Girls and Youth

Photo credit: Let Girls LeadPHI’s Let Girls Lead provides technical assistance and training in policy advocacy, as well as seed funding, to African and Latin American champions for girls’ rights and health.

Let Girls Lead alumni have  become  powerful policy advocates and contributed to important victories, including passage of the national Children’s Law in Liberia, ratification of a national treatment protocol for sexual violence survivors in Guatemala and creation of a national advocacy network to eliminate child marriage in Malawi and Guatemala. It’s estimated that the work of Let Girls Lead has touched 7 million girls around the globe.