Our health and climate are inextricably linked.
From polluted air quality to shrinking food and waters supplies, communities around the world are already experiencing climate change's harmful health impacts. Among those who are disproportionately vulnerable, the looming effects are becoming increasingly urgent and severe.
Climate justice is central to our work at the Public Health Institute to address the greatest public health threat of this century.
At this year's APHA meeting, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health," we hope our 30+ presentations, posters and special events on climate change, environmental health and many other topics will challenge you with new ideas, provide information to inform your work, and inspire you to connect with new partners.
Together we are building a healthier world.
PHI's Presence at APHA
The Public Health Institute is dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world.
During its more than 50 years as an independent nonprofit, PHI has led and managed hundreds of projects and programs ranging from small task order contracts to large, multi-site research programs with national and international significance.
To create better health, PHI and its programs focus on building more equitable systems through policy and community change.
"PHI's staff and vendors are paid on time and consistently. Policies are created with the end user in mind. All the central office technical staff have a 'can do' problem solving mentality."
Sharon Rudy, Director, USAID Global Health Fellows Program (I and II)
PHI supports 600 staff and 80 programs and works in 26 countries around the world.