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  • NNPHI Welcomes Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health as the first Public Health Institute dedicated to Indigenous Health and Wellness

    The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) welcomes Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health (Seven Directions) as a new, Provisional/Developmental member of NNPHI. Seven Directions is the first national public health institute (PHI) in the United States focused solely on Indigenous health and wellness. Seven Direction’s membership marks a historic advancement in […]

  • Our Public Health Network Continues to Lift Up Humanity

    The 2016 election cycle reminds us just how contentious democratic processes can be, and historians and political scientists will study November’s election for years to come. Moving into 2017 and beyond, we will have to navigate the challenges related to the new administration’s plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, to diverge from […]

  • 7 Ways that NNPHI Collaborates and Partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ― Helen Keller Teamwork, systems thinking, and supporting entrepreneurship are values at the core of NNPHI and we are committed to aligning a broad range of partners, including the federal government, in the passionate pursuit of collective social good. For over a decade, […]

  • Collective Impact: Making Peace with the Gray Area

    This fall NNPHI sent three staff members to the Tamarack Institute’s Second Annual Collective Impact Summit in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I was one of the lucky ones able to attend, along with my colleagues Erin Marziale and Jennifer McKeever. I learned all about collective impact among folks from a wide variety of disciplines, all […]

  • Setting the Stage for Entrepreneurial Leadership

    By their very existence, Public health institutes (PHI) are entrepreneurial organizations.  Most PHIs form alliances that use new ideas and partnerships to address public health problems and challenges.  Because of the innovative and complex nature of their work and relationships, PHI leaders and the teams that support them must be entrepreneurial.  Entire organizations must strive […]

  • What’s in a Rate?

    Indirect cost rates are once again a hot topic in our network. Since formally establishing a network in 2001, staff at NNPHI and public health institutes around the country have provided capacity-building technical assistance to emerging public health institutes. Establishing and updating indirect cost rates with the federal government has been an essential part of public […]

  • Fiscal Intermediaries: Making Public Health Work

    NNPHI and its members have a long-standing relationship with government at the local, state, and national levels. In fact, public health institutes (PHI) across the country were developed to complement state-level, governmental population health agendas by creating additional capacity for public health initiatives. The problem…and our solution Improving the public’s health is definitely a shared […]

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