Our programs are designed to support and strengthen public health, including addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to the health of communities.
Policy
We advance policies that improve community health, so that current and future generations can benefit from changes enacted by today’s leaders.

Explore all policy resources here.

Big Cities Health Coalition
A forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 62 million people they serve.
CityHealth
An initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente that helps city leadership drive improvements in their communities through evidence-based policy solutions.
Healing Through Policy
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.
Partnerships
We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, so that leaders can achieve the shared goal of creating healthier communities.

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
An innovative funding collaborative and award program that brings together public health departments, hospitals and health systems, and community organizations to improve community health.
Business and Public Health
An initiative that addresses the connection between business and public health by providing rational and research-based recommendations.
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.
People
We create practical solutions that strengthen the public health system and workforce, so that professionals are equipped to make their communities healthier.

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

40 Under 40 in Public Health
A program that recognizes rising leaders in public health who are strengthening communities with new ideas, creative problem-solving, and innovative solutions.
Public Health Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS)
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.
National Conversation
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.

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 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.