About the Institute for Public Health Innovation

The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) is a unique non-profit resource that builds partnerships across sectors and cultivates innovative solutions to improve health and well-being for all people and communities throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our work strengthens health service systems and public policy; enhances the environments and conditions in which people live, age, work, learn, and play; and builds organizational and community capacity to sustain progress.

Formed in 2010, IPHI is one of 40 member public health institutes within the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Across the country, public health institutes are growing in number and have become an integral part of the nation’s public health infrastructure. Public health institutes work in conjunction with a myriad of public and private partners to protect and improve the public’s health, adding capacity for a range of functions from training to program development to research and evaluation. We are the official public health institute serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, and have quickly grown into an important partner at the state and local levels across the region.


We develop multi-sector partnerships and innovative solutions to improve the public’s health and well-being across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our work strengthens health systems and policy, enhances conditions that promote health, and builds community capacity to ensure equitable health opportunities for all. Many sectors have roles to play in optimizing community health. […]
We are a values-driven public/private enterprise. These four core values, practiced collectively,  support our mission and guide our work: Collaboration Health is complex and multi-dimensional. Rarely can one organization be successful in improving public health when acting independently. We are committed to working with a broad range of partners to share knowledge, maximize resources, and enhance […]
IPHI’s award-winning, multi-disciplinary team comprises a Board of Directors, staff, consultants, and contractors living and working in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Join Our Team IPHI regularly recruits talented professionals and consultants to help our public health mission. For more information on current openings
We believe that positive partnerships create positive outcomes. That’s why we work with a wide range of partners in the pursuit of healthier populations and communities.   Government Partners benefit from our strategic capacity & flexibility. Governmental agencies have a central role in ensuring community health and well-being, but they also can benefit from private […]