What Does a Public Health Institute Do?

Public health institutes (PHIs) improve public health outcomes by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and partnering with government agencies. PHIs also partner with communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. They also generate research as well as promote research. Public health research made possible by help from organizations like PHIs promote a healthy population. In order to be effective these organizations must have strong leadership. PHIs address current and emerging health issues by providing expertise in areas like:

  • Population-Based Health Program Delivery
  • Health Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Health Information Services
  • Health Communications and Social Marketing
  • Convening/Partnering

MSPHI is a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), an organization that supports public health policy and programs. To learn more about NNPHI, visit www.nnphi.org