Our Work in Action

Our current projects largely fit into one or more of the following categories:

Community Supported Agriculture With support from our Community Transformation Grant (CTG) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IPHI partnered with local farms to provide limited-income residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland with locally grown, healthy, affordable produce every week. Local farms grow healthy, nutritious produce year-round and assemble food baskets each week for […]
HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign:  Helping Municipal Leaders Create Healthy, Prosperous Communities The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic pairs IPHI’s content expertise with the unique power local governments have to create communities in which residents can eat better and move more. The HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign provides […]
Training & Workforce Development IPHI supports public health professionals to enhance their technical skills, functional expertise, and leadership capabilities. By coordinating educational sessions on emerging public health topics, facilitating communities of practice, and leading both virtual training and classroom-based workshops, IPHI prepares professionals, organizations and communities to take collaborative action to improve population health and […]
Policy, Systems and Environmental Change IPHI works with its partners to strengthen service systems and public policy and shape community environments and conditions that contribute to healthier communities.   For example, IPHI coordinates multi-sector efforts to improve food systems and housing conditions, leads a regional campaign to advance municipal policies that contribute to healthier community […]
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Community Health Workers: Trained community professionals contributing to more responsive, accessible health systems. IPHI is one of the DC-Maryland-Virginia region’s leading partners in the development, coordination, and evaluation of Community Health Worker (CHW) initiatives. When effectively designed and implemented, CHW programs can be an important aspect of community-based public health and healthcare systems. IPHI is engaged […]
Healthy Corner Stores Pilot Project The Get Fresh! Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Richmond, Virginia was established in 2012 by a dynamic collaboration of local philanthropic, government, nonprofit, and health partners concerned that Richmond City ranks as the largest food desert in the country among cities of its size. The coalition includes the Richmond City […]
Community Health Improvement Planning Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) are collaborative processes that are used to identify trends, needs, and resources in a community or jurisdiction and develop action plans for community health improvement. Our framework for community health improvement work defines health broadly and recognizes that health and well-being are […]
Research for Action IPHI evaluates the effectiveness of public health programs and works with its partners on practical research that informs efforts to create healthier communities. The emphasis is on gaining information that strengthens the ability of organizations and communities to improve the public’s health and reduce health inequities. The following are examples of current […]