About

History

As a new organization, the Foundation came in with fresh eyes to forge an innovative path forward to strengthen public health in America.

The Foundation for the Public’s Health was created in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) organization by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The goal of The Foundation is to mobilize dollars and partnerships to support the public’s health through the work of local health departments, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.

The Foundation for the Public’s Health fills a critical void in the public health space—creating a culture of giving to support our nation’s vital public health programs. The Foundation also provides a conduit between the public and the public’s health by supporting local public health agendas based on the needs of communities.

The Foundation exists to raise awareness about the enormous value of public health, identify creative approaches, and forge promising partnership models to help meet the nation’s complex public health needs.