Turning great ideas into healthier communities


Outreach & Dissemination

The Public Health Institute is dedicated to lifting up public health best practices, while actively cultivating an engaged community of public health experts who are working across all fields to improve health and equity outcomes in communities across the world. 

Through our Dialogue4Health (D4H) initiative, PHI hosts and manages an online learning community that conceives, builds, and shares strategies to improve the public’s health. We partner with local, national and global organizations to host Web Forums, helping grow the reach and efficacy of dissemination efforts, and sharing critical resources with public health practitioners.

Our expertise includes: 

  • Get your resources into the right hands: Work with us to design and manage a tailored Web Forum that lifts up your experts, shares public health successes, and explores critical lessons-learned. Share new briefs, reports, and case studies with our growing online community of public health practitioners and advocates.
  • Develop online learning curricula: Our experts bring years of best practice in developing learning modules and Web Forum curricula, and are available to help you create a targeted, impactful experience for your Web Forum participants. 
  • Explore cutting edge public health issues: Use our Web Forum capacity to create a discussion-based learning session that engages with hundreds of public health experts to cull best practices, lessons-learned, and insights from the field. 
  • Promote your materials: Using our D4H online community platform, social media tools, and blog, we can promote your new and existing resources and assets.
  • Technical support and assistance: Our experts are available to handle all the behind-the-scenes logistics and technical support to ensure that your Web Forum runs smoothly.


Resources and Tools


Cynthia Carter Perrilliat

Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, is the executive director of the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA), a faith-based program in partnership wit...

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Denise Raquel Dunning

Dr. Denise Raquel Dunning is the founder and Executive Director of Rise Up, which activates women and girls to transform their lives, families, and...

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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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Carmen Nevarez

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's vice president for external relations, preventive medicine advisor and director of the Center for Health...

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Bethany Young Holt

Bethany Young Holt, PhD, MPH is the Founder and Executive Director of CAMI Health, an organization dedicated to advancing the health of women and g...

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Alameda County Care Alliance

The Alameda County Care Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program™ (ACCA-AICP) is a faith-based, person-centered, lay care navigation interventi...

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CAMI Health

CAMI Health is an organization dedicated to improving the health of women and girls worldwide. With sixteen years of related experience, we address...

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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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Here's How We're Making a Difference

Amplifying Cutting-Edge Public Health Thinking and Luminary Voices

Dialogue4Health hosts curated conversations that allow public health leaders to explore their experiences with a particular topic. D4H uses both Web Forum technology and video to showcase the familiarity, warmth, and excitement that these in-person conversations can achieve.

Our web forum on sustainable financial models for improving population health showcased a conversation between PHI CEO Mary Pittman and leading expert Jim Hester, on emerging payment mechanisms for advancing public health efforts at the population level, and the role that public health can play in supporting and accelerating the transition to community population health systems. Read a summary of the conversation. 

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.