Company Overview

For nearly 60 years, PHI has accelerated the impact of public health.
PHI and its programs improve health, equity and wellness by discovering new research, strengthening key partnerships and programs, and advancing sound public health policies. Our hundreds of programs have impacted millions of people, creating an architecture that will continue to impact communities for generations to come.

PHI’s curated portfolio focuses on the ideas, programs and individuals positioned to transform health. We build the capacity of diverse public health and healthcare leaders, in the U.S. and globally. Tackle emerging diseases. Use tech to speed healthcare delivery. Amplify local leaders. No idea is too small—or too big—to succeed.

PHI strengthens the work of public health and builds community power through three key roles: as a fiscal sponsor, as a thought leader and as a partner.

Our Priority: Building Health Equity
In the U.S. and around the world, structural inequities determine who is healthy and who is not: discriminatory housing policies trap families in areas with poor air quality; gender discrimination creates barriers to educational and economic opportunity; immigration status impacts income and access to health services.

Public health is our most effective tool for building a more equitable health system. To create better health, PHI and its programs focus on building more equitable systems through policy and community change, and by amplifying the power and voices of communities.

The Public Health Institute advances wellbeing and health equity with communities around the world.

Healthy communities where individuals reach their highest potential.


  • Health is a fundamental human right.
  • Just societies ensure equitable health outcomes for everyone.


Employment at PHI

PHI offers a broad array of career opportunities, in our administrative offices and through our many programs working in Oakland, across California and around the world. From administrative support to research scientist to IT professional, every position at the Public Health Institute helps contribute to building healthier, more equitable communities around the world. We encourage you to explore our career opportunities and look forward to working with you.

The Public Health Institute has been named as one of the 50 “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times, each of the three times it has applied. PHI staff come to PHI—and they stay. The average tenure of a PHI employee is ten years.

Company Summary
Public Health Institute
Number of Employees
(510) 285-5500
555 12th Street
Oakland, CA