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2021 Annual Report

The Future of Public Health

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2021 was a year like no other. From COVID-19, to a heightened visibility of racial injustices, to climate change’s undeniable, escalating impacts around the world, this last year was a clarion call to action. Under unprecedented demands, public health is faltering: with a workforce that is exhausted, attacked and dwindling; and an infrastructure that is out of date, underfunded and disconnected. Now more than ever, we need bold, strategic investment in public health, racial justice and health equity—for our health, our communities, and our planet.

In PHI’s 2021 annual report, we’re sharing our lessons learned from the year, when COVID amplified the underlying root causes of dis-ease.

Together, we reached more than 40 million people with lifesaving resources. We connected with them in the languages they know; they heard from people they already trust; together, we built important bridges with new partners.

You’ll find more than just our 2021 impacts and learnings from COVID. It’s a synthesis of all the lessons PHI has learned over the last 58 years.

It’s a roadmap for what comes next: The future of public health.

As you browse throughout, hover and click to quickly link to detailed impact stories, tools and resources.

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