The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), a division of PHAB, serves as the national headquarters for empowering health departments to drive change and improve health. PHNCI’s efforts focus on public health innovation and transformation, with learnings, resources, and opportunities that support accreditation.

Public health innovation refers to the creation and implementation of a novel process, policy, product, program, or system leading to improvements that impact health and equity. Tenets of innovation include:

  • an ongoing, systematic process that generates changes;
  • collaboration with diverse team members and partners and co-production with people with lived experience who will be affected by the results of the innovation;
  • and an open process lending itself to adaptation or replication.

Initiatives of PHNCI