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Communicable Disease Prevention

Building leaders and strategies to reduce communicable disease

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  • 27K Central American youth received sexual health information
  • 100 physicians convened in India to combat antibiotic resistance
  • 10M pieces of personal protective equipment delivered in CA and WA in 3 weeks to protect against COVID-19

Our Work

From sexually transmitted infections to outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and other viruses, communicable diseases are a major threat to the public’s health. We apply our expertise in research, leadership development, evaluation, capacity building and technological innovation to combat the spread of communicable disease in the U.S. and around the world.

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Building Health Equity

PHI’s Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations improves HIV/AIDS research and services for transgender women of color and other underserved groups. Their 5-year Butterfly Project enrolled 180 transgender women who live with HIV, operated a storefront safe place and held weekly support groups and health promotion workshops to increase the women’s retention in HIV primary care and other services.

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Bringing down barriers to vaccine access

Structural and systemic barriers mean that the people who are hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic—including Black and brown people, immigrants and essential workers—can face the biggest barriers to accessing vaccines. Build skills for boosting vaccine access, with resources, toolkits, training materials and more.

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