It is time to do things differently, to envision all that public health can be, and to transform public health systems to best advance health and equity. PHAB’s Center for Innovation is supporting states in intentionally transforming and modernizing their governmental public health systems to create equitable public health systems and communities.
Our approach to transformation and modernization is through building and strengthening the governmental public health infrastructure and systems to create change that improves health for all. It requires centering equity, modernizing data systems, and equipping our health departments with the capacity to provide the Foundational Capabilities and the workforce needed to serve, rebuild trust, and be accountable to their communities.
Current efforts include using frameworks such as the Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) and the 10 Essential Public Health Services, learning from communities like the 21st Century Learning Community, Cross-sector Innovation Initiative, and All In: Data for Community Health, utilizing the research from Staffing Up, and achieving PHAB accreditation.