"What does building on the promise of public health mean to me?" is the subject for our current conversation.

The Foundation for the Public’s Health invites public health thought leaders to submit blog posts answering this question. We will feature one blog post in our monthly e-newsletter. We share it through various social media channels. We encourage authors to write longer posts of 1,500+ words. For more information on submitting a blog post, please contact us at

Our Thoughts are with San Bernardino

December 15, 2015

Few callings attract the caliber of professionals we find in public health. The field demands passion and drive from all who devote their lives to it. Working in public health is a privilege. Earlier this month, that distinction came at a high cost. On Dec. 2, members of the...

Unifying the Assets of Our Communities to Strengthen Public Health

December 15, 2015

By LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, NACCHO Building on the promise of public health means optimizing the health of our communities, and ultimately all of our nation’s residents, by creating the conditions people need to be healthy. This begins by understanding...

Health Navigation: Dallas County’s Beacon of Health

December 15, 2015

How do we connect our community’s public health resources to the people who need them most? In Iowa, the Dallas County Health Department established Health Navigation to help community members through the complex and often daunting process of receiving health services. The...

Bridging the Divide between Philanthropy and Public Health

November 6, 2015

By Paul Yeghiayan, former President and CEO, The Foundation for the Public’s Health When I began my journey with The Foundation for the Public’s Health, I was charged with building a development enterprise to raise money to support local health department programs and...

Philanthropy and the Public’s Health Podcast: Episode 1

November 5, 2015

In the inaugural episode of the Philanthropy and the Public's Health podcast, The Foundation for the Public's Health (former) President and CEO Paul Yeghiayan explains what philanthropy is, explores the reasons why people give, and describes the seven major types of...

Foundation for the Public’s Health Aims to Change How Americans See Public Health

August 28, 2015

In an interview as part of NACCHO’s Podcast Series, Paul Yeghiayan, (former) President and CEO of the Foundation for the Public's Health, discussed his vision for the organization and shared how the Foundation hopes to impact the public health field. Listen at...