Advancing Policy

We advance policies that improve health and create thriving communities.

Explore all policy resources here.

An initiative of de Beaumont and Kaiser Permanente, CityHealth works to advance a package of tried and tested policy solutions that ensure all people have access to healthy choices. CityHealth annually rates the 75 largest U.S. cities on its policy package and recognizes local achievements with gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Healing Through Policy
An initiative developed with the American Public Health Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and Results for America, Healing Through Policy provides local leaders with policies and practices that can advance health, racial equity, and justice.

Creating Partnerships

We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, to help leaders achieve their shared goal of strengthening communities and improving lives.

Explore the Practical Playbook, an initiative to advance collaboration between primary care and public health organizations through practical tools and guidance, and other resources on partnerships.

The BUILD Health Challenge
Created to fund innovative, community-led partnerships that bridge the gaps between public health departments, health systems, and communities, The BUILD Health Challenge recognizes programs that highlight best practices for moving resources, action, and attention upstream.
Health Action Alliance
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.
MADE for Health Justice
Accelerating the development of health-focused local data systems that center principles of anti-racism, and equity, justice, and community power.

Strengthening the Public Health System

We support the state and local government public health workforce and create practical solutions that help professionals improve their impact.

Explore initiatives and resources like Staffing Up and 10 Essential Public Health Services and BEAM here.

40 Under 40 in Public Health
A program recognizes and elevates rising leaders who are changing the face of public health in creative and innovative ways. Nominations open every two years.
Public Health Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS)
PH WINS is conducted in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, is 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 strengthen the workforce.
Public Health Forward
"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.

Improving Communication

We empower health communicators and build support for public health through research, training, and tools.

Explore Changing the COVID Conversation, a series of polls and focus groups that identify messaging and language that is most likely to build support for public health measures and confidence in COVID vaccines, and other resources here.

Public Health Communications Collaborative
A collaborative developed by de Beaumont, the CDC Foundation, Trust for America’s Health, and the Kresge Foundation, provides communications tools and training to support state and local health officials.