Our mission is to create sustainable solutions to public health problems, leading to healthier individuals and communities.
We work toward this mission by connecting research & evaluation, leading to:
- Better integration of theory and practice
- Greater understanding of complex systems
- Improved health policies
- Rapid adoption of evidence-based policies and practices
We use a range of innovative methods and strategies in three core focus areas:
POLICY & PREVENTION
Reducing the harmful effects of chronic disease through development, dissemination and implementation of public health prevention policies.
DISSEMINATION & IMPLEMENTATION
Sharing and implementing the results of public health science effectively in healthcare settings, communities, and states.
Studying the complex nature of systems, using new methodologies such as social network analysis, agent-based modeling, and system dynamics.