PHI programs are on the cutting edge of public health, leading the way in advancing policies, best practices, and strategic innovations in advancing health, equity, and wellness for all. 

Our expertise can make your work stronger.

PHI is one of the largest public health institutes in the United States and home to a broad range of established projects, emerging initiatives and diverse leaders. PHI brings together experts to develop new, collaborative approaches that address our greatest public health challenges around the globe.

PHI has provided  expert advice, partnership opportunities, consultation and collaboration to stakeholders including the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, USAID, NACCHO, federal, state and local governments, healthcare and hospitals, and private sector and non-profit organizations around the globe.

Need a partner on a grant application or IDIQ? Looking for a workshop trainer or expert advice on a specific topic? Can we help you host a web forum? Browse below to learn more about our topic area expertise, and see how PHI can work with you to support or lead your health initiatives. 

For information on becoming a PHI Principal Investigator or Program Director, or bringing your innovative public health project to PHI, click here.


Capacity Building & Training

Strong leadership and organizational management can enhance the success and sustainability of public health interventions. PHI’s capacity bui...

View Details »

Coalition & Network Building

The Public Health Institute (PHI) doesn't just bring people to the table: we bring the right people to the table. We build strong coalitions an...

View Details »

Curriculum Development

Building up the next generation of public health leaders requires an investment in public health education and experiential learning opportunities....

View Details »

Evaluation

PHI offers a full suite of evaluation services—from first design to analysis—to assess what’s working, identify needs for quality...

View Details »

Health Education & Promotion

Health outcomes are tied to individual behavior, and are also shaped by our surrounding environments. We offer health promotion expertise incl...

View Details »

Leadership Development

PHI sees its role in leadership development as providing the resources, training and momentum to help existing community leaders build power and ma...

View Details »

Media Advocacy & Communications

Strong messaging is integral to creating strategic, effective, and clear public health campaigns. Media advocacy—the strategic use of ma...

View Details »

Outreach & Dissemination

The Public Health Institute is dedicated to lifting up public health best practices, while actively cultivating an engaged community of public heal...

View Details »

Public Policy Advocacy

With experience across a range of policy areas and issues, combined with our strong record working side-by-side with business, government, and comm...

View Details »

Public Policy Development

Changing policies and practices at a school or preschool, in a local business or workplace, or in a neighborhood, state, and country can create pal...

View Details »

Public-Private Partnerships

PHI’s multi-disciplinary teams provide specialized expertise—from creating new partnerships, to navigating relationships between govern...

View Details »

Quality Improvement

To solve today's pressing health issues, the public health community must build on our successes by assessing what's working, and creating ...

View Details »

Research - Quantitative

To make an effective impact on community health, public health practices, programs and policies must be informed by accurate research and analysis....

View Details »

Research - Surveillance

Understanding emerging and existing health threats begins with good data.PHI leads efforts in collecting, analysing and interpreting public health ...

View Details »

Research - Survey

The Public Health Institute believes in fostering health and well-being through rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, guided by the princ...

View Details »

Technical Assistance

Today’s public health systems are challenged to do more with fewer resources. PHI provides ongoing and as-needed technical assistance for a w...

View Details »

Alcohol

 PHI programs bring 50+ years of expertise in researching the economic and health impacts of alcohol in order to inform prevention and policy ...

View Details »

Asthma

Asthma is a preventable health issue in the United States and across the globe—impacting adults and children, and resulting in acute and...

View Details »

Cancer

More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year, and low-income communities and communities of color at highe...

View Details »

Chronic Disease

Chronic, non-communicable diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, obesity, and diabetes—are responsible for close to 75 percent...

View Details »

Climate Change

Climate change is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. PHI advocates for healthy and climate-resilient communities tha...

View Details »

Community Development

Many of the social determinants that shape health also are tied to poverty, such as employment, education, housing, and the built environment. The ...

View Details »

Community Health

Many local environments—especially in low-income communities—limit access to healthy foods and provide few opportunities for physi...

View Details »

Disability

People with disabilities make valuable contributions to their communities. They have the right to full and unrestricted participation in society. I...

View Details »

Health Equity & Social Justice

Health is a fundamental human right. But in the U.S. and around the world, people of color, low-income communities, people with disabilities and ot...

View Details »

Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decisio...

View Details »

Heart Disease

Poor diet and physical inactivity are among the leading causes of preventable death in California and play a major role in a host of chronic diseas...

View Details »

Marijuana

PHI provides national leadership and guidance on cannabis policy development, implementation and analysis, in order to ensure that implementat...

View Details »

Media & Communications

The Public Health Institute understands that the ways in which the public’s health is presented in the media shapes our understanding of...

View Details »

Nutrition & Food Security

The Public Health Institute views nutrition and diet as fundamental building blocks to good health. We address nutrition, food security and the foo...

View Details »

Opioids

Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional death in the US, and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. The Public Health Institute bel...

View Details »

Physical Activity

Physical inactivity plays a major role in a host of chronic diseases and health-threatening conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and...

View Details »

Population Health

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, fro...

View Details »

Reproductive & Sexual Health

People who have more control over their childbearing and reproductive health have more control over their lives. Policies and programs that support...

View Details »

Rural Health

Rural communities face unique challenges to accessing quality health care and implementing sustainable policies to improve health outcomes. Many pu...

View Details »

School-based Efforts

The Public Health Institute champions community-based health solutions, working with partners to advance policy and environmental change strategies...

View Details »

Social Determinants of Health

Malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger often go hand-in-hand with obesity and chronic disease. Many vulnerable families live in neighborhoods tha...

View Details »

Technology & Telehealth

At the forefront of using technology to transform public health practice, the Public Health Institute builds the evidence base for applying digital...

View Details »

Tobacco

Today, tobacco is the only legal substance that, when used as intended, kills 6.3 million people per year. Tobacco is responsible for about one in ...

View Details »

Violence Prevention

Violence and perceptions of violence negatively impact individual lives and the entire health of a community—limiting physical activity oppor...

View Details »