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Policy & Advocacy

PHI develops strategic public policy solutions at the global, federal, state and local level that leverage cutting-edge research and build the power and influence of community leaders.

Support the California Health Equity Fund and Budget Ask

A California Health Equity Fund would provide dedicated resources to community-based organizations, clinics, tribal organizations and local health departments, to partner with communities of color and low-income communities in identifying the most pressing health and social issues wrought by COVID-19, and to develop strategies to address them—like housing, violence prevention, food security now.

With experience across a range of policy areas and issues, combined with our strong record working side-by-side with business, government, and community-based organizations, PHI and its programs are effective, influential advocates for public health in local, state and federal policy. PHI focuses on building sustainable community power and leaders who can advocate persuasively and effectively for the issues most important in their lives.

PHI develops and supports forward-thinking research and policy to support the public health perspective as it relates to many of the most complex challenges facing the nation today, including: agriculture and nutrition, transportation planning, climate change, economic development, healthy communities, telehealth and health information technology, and alcohol, tobacco and substance use.

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  • 45M SNAP-Ed eligible Americans had SNAP benefits protected through PHI federal advocacy in 2013
  • PASSED the most aggressive climate change bills in the country SB 32 and SB 1383
  • 3.9M Californians getting double their CalFresh benefits for fresh produce thanks to PHI's Market Match bill

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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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