Public-Private Partnerships

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Global Health Leaders (GHL) aims to build bridges between public health and private sector partners, allowing partners to work together to increase their impact and scope to address health inequities in communities around the world.

This form of partnership - collaborations among businesses, nonprofits, and public sector organizations - is an exciting new model for advancing and implementing public health initiatives in low-resourced communities, countries, and regions. The potential dividends for both the partners and the local communities are tremendous.

Why are public-private partnerships critical for the private sector?

What could public-private partnerships mean for the future?

Why is it important for the public and private sectors to collaborate?

How is the Global Health Leaders partnership unique?

Our fellows are placed within the philanthropic units of GHL’s corporate partners in their home countries. By teaming with GHL, corporate philanthropies expect to gain a better understanding of how to further their corporate social responsibility mission. GHL help them be better positioned to design products and programs that meet the public health needs of the communities they serve. Ultimately, collaborating with Global Health Leaders will help corporate foundations improve their public health impact in their communities.

Likewise, the Public Health Institute (PHI) is gaining from its corporate philanthropic partners’ private-sector skills and best practices, which can be translated into the nonprofit and government sectors. This expertise is leveraged to build a mechanism for replicating the Global Health Leaders' partnership model with additional corporate partners to benefit vulnerable under-resourced communities in the United States and around the globe.

By receiving training and access to the combined collective knowledge, assets, and expertise of both public and private sector organizations, local communities are empowered with new skills and knowledge to take on their public health challenges.

“PHI has extensive experience in developing bridging mechanisms to bring different sectors together to address complex problems,” says Public Health Institute CEO Mary Pittman. “Global Health Leaders is incorporating—even improving—these mechanisms to bring together the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors to boost health outcomes across the globe.”

Training and access to the collective knowledge, assets and expertise of public and private sector organizations will empower local communities with new skills and knowledge to take on their public health challenges.

Esther Tahrir, Program Director

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