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We improve public health and population health practice to support healthier communities
Vision, Mission, Values
A national, nonprofit, non-membership organization serving public health agencies and systems.
Vision Statement
Healthy Practices
Healthy People
Healthy Places



We improve public health and population health practice to support healthier communities.

Shared Values
PHF was created with certain intrinsic core values. The organization carries out its activities and programs with these values foremost in mind.
  • Improving the public’s health
  • Health equity and social justice
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives and practice
  • Consensus and partnership building
  • Innovation and idea-driven solutions
  • The use of evidence and data to improve performance
  • Being a creative and high-impact organization
  • Our connectivity to the public health community
  • Our independence, unbiased perspective, and adaptability
  • The respect of our partners, customers, and clients
  • The competence of our people and the quality of our work

PHF’s Contribution to the Public Health Community

  • Innovation: identifying, creating, testing, and advancing best practices
  • Leadership: establishing the cutting edge for practice and collaborative leadership
  • Facilitation: building understanding and consensus across disciplines and sectors
  • Integrity: maintaining a high level of trust, honesty, and accountability
  • Passion: continuing a strong commitment to the public health community
  • Performance: helping people and organizations use information and tools to improve practice
  • Reach: working across disciplines and sectors to enhance individual and organizational capacity and capabilities
  • Outcomes: engaging individuals and organizations across multiple disciplines and sectors to improve the health of communities
  • Results: increasing the impact of public health and population health practice

Strategic Goals to Improve Individual and Organizational Performance and Outcomes

  1. Develop innovative products and services in quality improvement, performance management, and workforce development
  2. Build and mobilize collaborative partnerships
  3. Create opportunities to achieve cross-sector alignment
  4. Ensure PHF’s strong operations and finances to support organizational excellence
Vision, Mission, Values