Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Article, “How can we prioritize equity in public health,” Highlights the Need for Public Health Institutes.
The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) was identified as a public health institute example to follow, along with the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago. The article describes, “Public health institutes are nonprofit organizations that support efforts toward a more stable, robust, public health infrastructure to address health and social needs in the context of community amid intolerable barriers to good health along racial, ethnic, and other divides.”
Moving forward, New Jersey hopes to establish a state public health institute. Read more here, and be sure to check back for the Foundation’s request for proposals!