HIA Practice in the US, The Public Health Institute Model. NNPHI produced this report for health impact assessment (HIA) practitioners and those interested in HIA to share strategies for the institutionalization of HIA. Research for this report was conducted through an online survey and nine key informant interviews. Public health institutes recommend that organizations explore creative approaches toward leveraging their existing resources in coordination with grant funding from a national, state, or local funders to create HIA as an embedded practice.
Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in Massachusetts: Lessons Learned for Public Health Systems across the United States. Health Resources in Action collaborated with NNPHI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this body of work exploring the health reform law in Massachusetts that transformed the state's health insurance landscape, expanded public programs, and impacted the public's health through a variety of other provisions. Reports available include Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: A Literature Review; Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: Comprehensive Report of Qualitative Findings and Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: A Case Study – Lessons Learned for Public Health Systems across the U.S. Materials from a September 2014 webinar are available here.
Local Policy Database Scan Funded by CDC through a cooperative agreement with NNPHI, this collaborative project led by Illinois Public Health Institute documented the landscape of local policy databases that support healthy communities and recommends options for the potential development of a future national database. This final report confirms a lack of any comprehensive national-level database containing local, healthy communities’ policies and proposed conditions under which such a system might be created. While the definition of healthy communities is evolving, most current policy databases do not reflect the increasing interest in quantitative analysis and policy impact, or the increasing emphasis on public health systems and social determinants of health. Recommendations include creating a forum and process for establishing standards and common criteria for policy databases, and leveraging desirable features of existing databases and tools. While existing databases might be leveraged for future replication, the current interests of practitioners and researchers may require the creation of new models. A framework for evaluating these options is proposed.
Dialogue4Health Web Forum: "What can Public Health Institutes do for my Health Department?": Co-sponsored by NNPHI and the Public Health Institute (CA), this webinar highlights the nation's growing number of public health institutes and the work they are doing to complement governmental public health agencies
Helping Public Health Institutes Become a Key Player in the "New" Public Health - Strengthening the Nation's Public Health Institutes: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report about how public health institutes are playing a key role in the "new" public health, filling the gap between what communities need to be healthy—places to live, learn, work, and play—and the services that are provided by the governmental public health system
Partnering for the Public's Health: The Role of Public Health Institutes as Fiscal Agents and Intermediaries: CDC Foundation-funded/NNPHI-authored study identifying ways in which public health institutes serve as partners with governmental public health agencies
NNPHI and Public Health Institutes: An Overview: PowerPoint overview of NNPHI and its member institutes