PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE

aka PHI   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.phi.org

Mission

PHI's mission is to generate and promote research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices.

Ruling year info

1967

CEO

Dr. Mary A. Pittman

Main address

555 12th Street Suite 290

Oakland, CA 94607 USA

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EIN

94-1646278

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

Leadership Development (W70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

PHI is dedicated to improving health and wellness by discovering new research, strengthening key partnerships and programs, and advancing sound health policies.

Healthy communities where individuals reach their highest potential.

Health is a fundamental human right. Just societies ensure equitable health outcomes for everyone.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

General description of PHI programs

PHI conducts research and implements programs in the U.S.and around the world to improve health. PHI brings together leading experts to develop new, collaborative approaches to address our greatest public health challenges.
 
 
PHI's approximately 200 projects touch on virtually every area of public health, which enhances collaboration and magnifies reach. This work is organized into eleven focus areas: 
-Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Mental Health
-Capacity Building
-Chronic Disease Prevention
-Communicable Disease Prevention
-Disabilities
-Environmental Health
-Global Health
-Healthy Communities
-Public Health Systems, Services and Research
-Technology and Innovation
-Women, Youth and Children's Health

 
For more information on specific projects or programs, visit www.phi.org(http://www.phi.org) .

Population(s) Served
Adults

FACES programs address the full context of a student’s life, providing the academic support, case management and mentoring, and youth leadership development opportunities that allow youth to learn about health careers and to have the confidence, skills and support necessary to pursue their dreams.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage of participants in FACES for the future, a school to healthcare training program, who graduate from high school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This rate is much higher than the 40% graduation rate for their classmates/peers who do not participate in PHI's FACES for the Future program.

Number of policy guidelines or proposals developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth, Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Champions advocated for 16 laws, policies, and budgets benefiting girls and women, including closing a legal loophole in Guatemala in 2017 ensuring that no minor may be legally married for any reason.

Number of school-based health center staff trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program built capacity of over 450 SBHC staff through training and webinars, equipping them to improve asthma mgmt/prevention for up to 2 mil children.

Number of residents surveyed, providing data to better understand long-lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as an urgent public health crisis.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PHI's Survey Research Group surveyed nearly 28,000 California residents, leading to revelations that 1 in 5 CA adults w/ children living in their homes were physically abused when they were children.

Percentage of students accepted into post-secondary college or training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

FACES for the Future Coalition

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

9 out of 10 FACES for the Future students are accepted into post-secondary college or training, and a large # plan to pursue healthcare and health-related professions.

Number of girls with improved healthcare, education, livelihoods and rights through Let Girls Lead program.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PHI's Rise Up program leaders have advocated for laws in across Africa, Mexico, Central American and the U.S. that have guaranteed more rights, power and health for 135 million people.

Number of individuals in the target audience that expresses intent to adopt (or continue) desired behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

General description of PHI programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A 2019 study from PHI's Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) found that SNAP-Ed eligible families in California added an additional one-third of a cup of fruits and vegetables to their meals daily,

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

General description of PHI programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

130,000 Central American youth were provided accurate, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information by Go Joven's 640 youth trainers

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PHI recognizes the importance of building healthier communities to achieve public health impacts.

PHI has long recognized that our health is largely determined by the quality of our housing, the availability nearby of grocery stores well stocked with fresh produce and of places to be physically active, our air quality, and the safety of our streets and sidewalks. Nearly all of PHI's work over the years can be viewed through the lens of improving the health of communities to prevent chronic disease and create a culture of health.

PHI has decades of experience bringing varied stakeholders together to support population-based policy, systems, and environmental change strategy development, including our pioneering Health in All Policies work and our multi-country Community Transformation Grant implementation.

Since its inception in 1964, PHI has overseen an impressive array of projects ranging from individual grants to large, multi-year, multi-site programs with national and international impact. PHI initiates projects, provides fiscal sponsorship, incubates new directions, partners with foundations and state agencies, and collaborates with others in the field, enabling research and interventions that would otherwise not be possible.

PHI offers:

-Comprehensive program planning, design and implementation
-Tailored Policy, Systems and Environmental change strategy development
-Customized trainings and workshops, both web-based and in-person
-Culturally and linguistically competent public health approaches
-Partnership development/leveraging of resources and meeting funder match requirements
-Evaluation design, consultation and study implementation
-Budgeting and program development
-Needs assessments/data support
-Community mobilization/engagement strategy
-Communications planning, messaging and implementation

PHI programs help farmworkers eat more healthily in California's Central Valley, girls gain access to education in Nigeria, and hospitals support healthier populations across the US. PHI's comprehensive operational infrastructure allows us to quickly and effectively initiate new projects, serve as a fiscal sponsor, incubate new directions, partner with foundations and state agencies, and build collaborations across sectors. Together, we are building a healthier world.

-PHI's groundbreaking California 5-A-Day-for Better Health! campaign has been adapted for use in all 50 states and internationally.

-Project LEAN's "2000 California High School Fast Food Survey" helped spur legislation that bans the sale of junk food and soda in California schools.

-Through PHI's CA4Health, more than 100 schools and community organizations across 12 California counties implemented healthy beverage standards, healthier vending machines and hydration stations.

-Cereal manufacturers changed advertising practices after PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group published an analysis of their digital marketing to children. BMSG co-chairs the Food Marketing Work group, a national coalition working to eliminate junk food marketing to young people.

-PHI's Network for a Healthy California helped propel a 92% increase in the number of low-income Californians eating recommended levels of fruits and vegetables.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 9/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Pines

Retired Managing Director, Citigroup

Claire Brindis

University of California, San Francisco

Susan Dentzer

NEHI-Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

John O'Brien

Retired President &CEO UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.

Dara Treseder

GE Ventures

Denise Dunning

RiseUp, Public Health Institute

Nick Macchione

County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Andrew Pines

Retired Managing Director, Citigroup

Mary Pittman

Public Health Institute

John Seffrin

Retired CEO American Cancer Society, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/10/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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