PHI Update from CEO Mary Pittman: “Welcome to the new”

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Welcome to the new

Dear friends, colleagues and partners,

In the midst of a global pandemic, trustworthy science, data and best practices are more important than ever—and sometimes harder than ever to find.

Last fall, PHI started working on a new website. We wanted to make it easier to share the amazing 55+ years of work and impacts of PHI’s 100+ programs. And we needed to make it easier for all of you to work, join and partner with the Public Health Institute.

Today, I am proud to introduce you to the new 
There has never been a more pressing time for us to share what works, and for all of us to work together. Here are a few ways our new site will help:

  • New strategic initiatives that highlight emerging and urgent issues in public health. You’ll find our COVID-19 resources there, as well as the programs and PHI experts working on the issue.
  • Our programs have accomplished so much in the past 55 years. Now you can see those impacts throughout the site and saved here. Our thought leadership collection highlights major studies, reports and research. (I am especially proud of our recent support of grassroots efforts to get millions of masks and PPE out to frontline workers in a matter of days.)
  • Opportunities to work together. As COVID-19 challenges make it clear, working together is essential. PHI accelerates the impacts of public health in a few different ways: as a fiscal sponsor that supports programs through our central operational services; as a thought leader that seeks to elevate and amplify critical issues, and, as a partner to funders and colleagues in government, foundations, the private sector and the non-profit community. We want to work with you on your idea, award or initiative. Let’s work together to make it happen.

Look for an email newsletter with even more information tomorrow, including highlights of our latest COVID work. If you have time today to take a look at the site, I would welcome your feedback.

Please stay safe and well.

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH
CEO and President
Public Health Institute


P.S. One more thing that makes me especially proud of our website: You’ll find hundreds of beautiful images across the site, and 99% of them are from PHI programs, partners and events. You may even see someone you know.

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