We advance policies that improve community health, so that current and future generations can benefit from changes enacted by today’s leaders.
An initiative with the American Public Health Association and the National Collaborative for Health Equity that provides local leaders with examples of policies and practices that can advance health, racial equity, and justice.
We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, so that leaders can achieve the shared goal of creating healthier communities.
An innovative funding collaborative and award program that brings together public health departments, hospitals and health systems, and community organizations to improve community health.
An initiative that addresses the connection between business and public health by providing rational and research-based recommendations.
A coalition of leading business, communications, and public health organizations that offers free tools, resources, and access to a network of businesses to strengthen and accelerate the business community’s response to COVID-19 and other health needs.
Accelerating the development of health-focused local data systems that center principles of anti-racism, and equity, justice, and community power.
We create practical solutions that strengthen the public health system and workforce, so that professionals are equipped to make their communities healthier.
A program that recognizes rising leaders in public health who are strengthening communities with new ideas, creative problem-solving, and innovative solutions.
The only nationally representative survey of government public health professionals. Conducted in 2014, 2017, and 2021, it assesses strengths, trends, and gaps to inform strategies to recruit and retain public health professionals.
A partnership of public health organizations and stakeholders working to ensure that the public health workforce has the skills, resources, and support it needs to address communities’ health needs and achieve health equity.
"Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System” articulated a shared vision and five-year operational framework to strengthen public health nationally, supplemented by an implementation guide with insights from jurisdictions that have put its recommendations into practice.
Through programs, writing, research, and external communications, we work to improve understanding of public health, how it differs from medical care, and why our nation needs to invest more in prevention and community health.
Research-based tools to help public health practitioners build communication skills and strategies with partners and communities.
A collaborative formed in 2020 with the CDC Foundation and Trust for America’s Health to coordinate and amplify public health messaging and help state and local officials communicate effectively.