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Women, Youth & Children

Promoting the health and well-being of women, children and youth

Our Impact

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  • 160M women, girls and youth with more rights and power
  • 21% of women harmed by another's drinking, research from our Alcohol Research Group showed
  • 10K+ healthcare internship hours worked by at-risk youth

Our Work

Policies and programs to support youth, children and women unlock economic advancement, educational opportunity and better health for communities around the globe. PHI addresses issues such as childhood obesity, asthma, and sexual and reproductive health. PHI has worked for a half century to empower women, youth and girls through research, advocacy, leadership programs, and organizational and professional development. Known for dynamic leadership in improving the health of women, children and youth, our work focuses on uncovering health disparities, understanding their causes and addressing them through evidence-based solutions.

PHI Priority

Building Health Equity

PHI's Rise Up is advancing social justice, education, equity and opportunity for girls and women around the world, with programs in Nigeria, Mexico, India, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil and the United States. Rise Up works alongside girls, women and young people in their own communities to identify the health, safety and economic issues that matter most to them, and equip them with resources, skills and support to take meaningful action. Together, they're activating girl leaders to realize their own potential and stand up for their right to finish school, live safe from violence, say no to child marriage and more—ultimately, supporting girls to become leaders of transformational change in their communities and countries.

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Wildfires & Extreme Heat: Resources to Protect Yourself & Your Community

Communities across the U.S. and around the world are grappling with dangerous wildfires and extreme heat. These threats disrupt and uproot communities and pose serious risks to environmental and community health—from rising temperatures, unhealthy air pollutants, water contamination and more. Find PHI tools, resources and examples to help communities take action and promote climate safety, equity and resiliency.

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