Public Health Institute

Public Health Institute
Founded: 1964

Mission: To promote research, leadership, and partnerships that contribute to strong public health policy, programs, systems, and practices.

About the Organization: Founded in 1964, the believes that health is a fundamental human right and that just societies must ensure equitable health outcomes for all. With a focus on the disparities in health outcomes for people of color, low-income communities, and people with disabilities, PHI aims to build more equitable health systems through policy reforms and change at the community level. To that end, the organization works to strengthen public health engagement, leadership, systems, services, and research; advance sustainable global health solutions; and advocate for policies that address the social determinants of health.

Current Programs: PHI's more than two hundred programs span a range of focus areas, including ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and . The organization's policy and advocacy work is focused on obesity prevention, climate change, and health reform; federal/state legislation, regulations, and budgeting processes that affect public health; and policy reforms that address the social determinants of health.

Website: Visitors to the PHI site can download informational brochures about the organization's focus areas, learn more about its , keep abreast of developments via its , search for publications and other , and/or make a .

Funding: The Public Health Institute is funded by individuals, foundations, universities, and federal and state governments. 

555 12th Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 285-5500


March 5, 2019