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 2009, IPHI is one of 50 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. IPHI is the official public health institute serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, and has quickly grown into an important partner at the state and local levels across the region.
Learn More About Our Work
IPHI is headquartered in the District of Columbia, with staff members placed throughout the region. A few examples of our work in action include:
- Innovations to transform food systems
- A campaign to help municipalities stem the obesity epidemic by using policy to influence community environments
- An extensive portfolio of programs that create more accessible and effective health care systems through the use of community health workers