Public Health Institute's Guide
to the 2019 APHA Meeting
November 2 - 6, 2019
Pennsylvania Convention Center
The Public Health Institute believes in the importance of research- and community-based approaches to public health practice and policy. PHI produces forward-thinking research to support the public health perspective as it relates to many of the most complex policy challenges facing the nation today, including: agriculture and nutrition, transportation planning, climate change, economic development, obesity prevention, healthy communities, telehealth and health information technology, and alcohol, tobacco and substance use.
At the same time, we are committed to advancing community-backed solutions to public health issues. PHI's approach is centered on an understanding of the social determinants of health, the importance of prevention, engagement of all stakeholders, creation of political will, and the advancement of public health through policies that yield equitable solutions. PHI uses evidence-based policy and advocacy to promote health and improve social determinants of health—in California, across the country, and internationally.
The Public Health Institute is dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world.
During its more than 50 years as an independent nonprofit, PHI has led and managed hundreds of projects and programs ranging from small task order contracts to large, multi-site research programs with national and international significance.
To create better health, PHI and its programs focus on building more equitable systems through policy and community change.
"PHI's staff and vendors are paid on time and consistently.
Policies are created with the end user in mind.
All the central office technical staff have a 'can do' problem solving mentality."
Sharon Rudy, Director, USAID Global Health Fellows Program (I and II)
PHI supports 600 staff and 80 programs and works in 26 countries around the world.