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2022 Annual Report

We Are All Public Health

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If there is one thing we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that public health is all around us. It is part of our daily lives. It is in the actions that we take, big and small, in seeing and caring for each other. Whether we have a crisis or not; we need a strong public health system. And every one of us—from teachers to farmworkers, church deacons to community leaders—is a critical part of public health infrastructure.  

In our 2022 annual report, we share some of the unique roles we each play in making public health stronger, reach farther and connect better. When funding, goals and power are shared, public health is liberating and inclusive—especially to communities already abundant with the creativity, expertise and trust they need to build health and justice in their neighborhoods. As one of the largest nonprofit public health organizations in the country, the Public Health Institute has a mandate to use our resources and reach to connect across all areas of public health: sharing power, creating access, connecting new partners and contributing research. Working together, more funders can participate in “trust-based” giving to communities; together, we can gain more recognition for the Promotoras and community health workers who serve as vital connectors in their neighborhoods; together, we can ensure more resources for all of public health, including governmental public health, so we can each focus on what we do best.  When we are all public health, a healthier, more equitable world is within our reach. 

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For farmworkers, it's a very big impact, since the majority of them don't even know that they can ask for N-95 masks to protect themselves against the smoke and fires, out of fear that they would get fired from their job or because they won't be offered work next harvest season or called to return. Eulalia Mendoza

advocate with the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), about new wildfire smoke alerts in Mixteco and Zapoteco

Kelvin Sen
It's never, ‘you're on this side, I'm on that side.’ You're here for help, and that's what I'm here to do. Kelvin Sen

a Substance Use Navigator (SUN) who ensures that patients who come to the emergency room get treatment for substance use—a condition that kills over 100,000 Americans each year

We women don’t have a choice… We must take care of ourselves. If we don’t we either get infected with HIV or we get pregnant. We need to take charge. Mmamelo

participant in PHI’s CAMI Health’s Word on the Street project and advocate for greater sexual and reproductive health choices for women

The Imam of the Mosque always announced the date and times of the vaccine clinics during Friday Prayer where around 300 worshippers would show up. News would spread rapidly among families and elders, I’ve seen first hand how community-targeted health measures work, and in fact work way more effectively than general health measures Zeeshawn Mahmood Khan

a high school student who joined PHI’s FACES for the Future in 2022 as a Public Health Youth Corps COVID Peer Educator

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