NNPHI’s Fostering Emerging Institutes Project is designed to help developing public health institutes (PHIs) operate with heightened efficiency and direction. The project enables our national network to share lessons learned, provide technical assistance, and mentor staff and boards so they may carry out their roles with greater skill and confidence. The project’s areas of focus include:
NNPHI Funds Six Emerging Institutes
In January 2011, NNPHI, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), awarded another round of grants to six emerging PHIs to help build capacity and address challenges facing the public health system. The funding will enable the six institutes to undertake a range of activities intended to cultivate partnerships, enhance executive leadership, and build the capacity to inform health policy. The funded emerging institutes include the Florida Public Health Institute, Healthy Appalachia Institute, Institute for Public Health Innovation, Rhode Island Public Health Institute, South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, and Tennessee Institute for Public Health.
The emerging institutes' activities are supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Resources for Emerging Institutes
A number of resources have been developed to support emerging PHIs. Below is a brief listing. Please visit the “Public Health Institute Development” section on the eCatalog for a complete listing of resources available.