The Access to Nutrition Index is published by the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) which is dedicated to objectively assessing and improving the contribution the private sector makes to addressing global nutrition challenges. The aim of ATNI is to encourage companies to both increase access to healthy products and also to responsibly exercise their influence on consumers’ choice and behavior.
The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) was formed to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults. The goal of AVAC is to foster an inclusive partnership of organizations to inform and engage federal policymakers in working toward common legislative and regulatory solutions that will strengthen and enhance access to and utilization of adult immunization services across the health care system. AVAC builds upon this work through consistent and sustained education and advocacy in Washington, DC. adultvaccinesnow.org
Aeras is a nonprofit product development organization dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and biologics to prevent TB across all age groups in an affordable and sustainable manner. Aeras uses its broad capabilities and technologies in collaboration with numerous partners and stakeholders to support the development of vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals to address TB and other significant public health needs of underserved populations. aeras.org
The Alexander Soros Foundation promotes civil rights, social justice and education by making grants to cutting-edge organizations in the United States and abroad.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics aims to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another. They increase public awareness of science and scientists with a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio and new media to commission, develop, produce and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the public. A recent example of their support was for the book and film, Hidden Figures.
AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1948, the society has over 8,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
The American Cancer Society has embarked on a domestic and global public health campaign “Mission: HPV Cancer Free” to create a generation free from HPV cancers through vaccination. HPV-related cancers contribute to the global cancer burden, with cervical cancer alone accounting for 528,000 new cases and 266,000 deaths worldwide each year.
The American College of Sports Medicine is an association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. asbmr.org
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. It accomplishes this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research. For more information, visit astmh.org
The Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the New College Leadership Project, and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges' understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses.
ASTHO represents public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.
The Aurum Institute is a proudly African, public-benefit organisation with over 20 years’ experience in leading the response, treatment and research efforts to eradicate TB and HIV. They have been working alongside government, the mining industry, among NGO’s and in communities to better understand global health challenges to provide real solutions.
The Center for Community Investment, launched in March 2017, helps disadvantaged communities harness investment to achieve their economic, social and environmental priorities. Through a combination of technical assistance, leadership development, dissemination of research and lessons learned and the creation of a robust peer network, the Center builds the capacity of local partnerships to define priorities and guide capital toward those priorities.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With their global, multidisciplinary approach, they aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment and increase equity. To do so, they help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes. Capacity building, collaboration and partnerships are essential to finding and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges that the globe faces. They are proud to work with local and international partners. They are a member of the CGIAR Consortium and lead the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Their headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia. They have offices in eight countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and they work in more than 30 countries. http://www.cifor.org/
The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) seeks to realize the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people and protect the environment.
The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), at UC San Francisco facilitates clinical and translational research to improve patient and community health. They do this by providing infrastructure, services and training to enable research to be conducted more efficiently, effectively and in new ways. ctsi.ucsf.edu
The Clinical Research Forum provides leadership to the national clinical and translational research enterprise and promotes understanding and support for clinical research and its impact on health and healthcare.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children and elderly adults. The fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. commonwealthfund.org/
CR provides quality services to help empower individuals with a wide range of disabilities to live as independently and with as high a quality of life as possible. Through their programs, their residents experience greater independence, dignity, fulfillment and happiness. Burness will help shape a new brand and website, and support them with strategic communications.
Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
EFI conducts research and provide policy support on issues related to forests. They facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and promote the dissemination of unbiased and policy-relevant information on forests and forestry. EFI also advocates for forest research and for the use of scientifically sound information as a basis for forest policies. efi.int
We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation is grounded in prophetic, persistent, powerful work for a better world. They carry out that vision by talking with public officials, urging them to change government policies that perpetuate all forms of injustice — from the violation of human rights, to war, to degradation of our earth, to the unbalanced priorities of our federal budget. fcnl.org
George Mason University 4C's Program on Climate and Health collaborates with multiple partners to increase the awareness of the health harms associated with climate change and the health benefits of climate change solutions.
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the discovery and development of new health technologies, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, for infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. The first partnership of its kind in Japan, the GHIT Fund is public-private partnerships (PPP) established by the Government of Japan, a consortium of Japanese pharmaceutical companies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Global Witness is an international NGO established in 1993 that works to break the links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses worldwide. The organization carries out investigations into the involvement of specific individuals and business entities in activities such as illegal and unsustainable forest exploitation, and corruption in oil, gas and mining industries. www.globalwitness.org
The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands & Island Nations, North America, and South & Central America. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Goldman Prize views “grassroots” leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognizing these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world. goldmanprize.org
Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. www.greenpeace.org/usa/
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health brings together dedicated experts from many disciplines to educate new generations of global health leaders and produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere. The school works together as a community of leading scientists, educators, and students to take innovative ideas from the laboratory to people’s lives, not only making scientific breakthroughs, but also working to change individual behaviors, public policies, and health care practices. hsph.harvard.edu
Established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Awards celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of the Senator by recognizing the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the areas of greatest importance to him. The Heinz Awards, administered by the Heinz Family Foundation, recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions in the areas of: Arts and Humanities, Environment, Human Condition, Public Policy, and Technology, the Economy and Employment. heinzawards.net
Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) works to improve the health of pregnant women, mothers, and infants through perinatal quality improvement initiatives implemented by participating birthing hospitals across the across Illinois. ILPQC provides quality improvement infrastructure, resources, and data management support to over 100 hospitals across the state. ilpqc.org
ICER is a trusted nonprofit organization that evaluates evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments and delivery system innovations and moves that evidence into action to improve the health care system. Through all its work, ICER seeks to play a pivotal role in creating a future in which collaborative efforts to move evidence into action provide a foundation for a more effective, efficient, and just health care system. icer-review.org
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works around the world to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable. They are a global nonprofit at the forefront of innovation, providing technical expertise to accelerate the growth of sustainable transport and urban development around the world. Through their transport projects, policy advocacy, and research publications, ITDP works to reduce carbon emissions, enhance social inclusion, and improve the quality of life for people in cities. itdp.org/
IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and to translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide. www.iasp-pain.org
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is an international agricultural research organization focused on eco-efficient agriculture that is, farming systems that better harness the available resources to be more competitive and to sustainably increase productivity, while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. CIAT significantly contributes to major global initiatives that seek to reduce rural poverty, strengthen food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainably manage natural resources throughout the developing world.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with offices in East and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, China and Central America. ILRI is a nonprofit-making and non-governmental organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We employ over 700 staff from about 40 countries. About 80 staff are recruited through international competitions and represent some 30 disciplines. Around 600 staff are nationally recruited, largely from Kenya and Ethiopia. ilri.org/
IPM’s work is guided by their singular global health mission: 1) to provide women with safe, effective and affordable products they can use to protect themselves against HIV infection; and 2) to make these products available as quickly as possible where the need is most urgent.
The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Since its founding in 1916, the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders.
The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is a privately endowed philanthropy located in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. The Foundation supports programs designed to improve the education of health professionals in the interest of the health of the public. josiahmacyfoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work. The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. kavlifoundation.org
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in the US and around the world in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services.
The mission of Living Streets Alliance is to promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play. They work to strengthen neighborhoods, connect communities, and create safe and equitable transportation in the Tucson region through education and encouragement, advocacy, and research.
The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain. The Mayday Fund was established in 1992 to further Shirley Steinman Katzenbach’s commitment to social and medical causes. The trustees decided to adopt Mrs. Katzenbach’s special interest in the treatment of pain as the fund’s mission. The name Mayday commemorates the date of her birth and is the international word signaling a cry for help, taken from the French "m'aidez" or "help me." Mayday chose its original agenda with the understanding that creating meaningful change with modest funding is a formidable challenge. Acting on advice that "it's better to be a rifle than a shotgun," the trustees set their sights on the alleviation of human physical pain. They were aware that excellent research had already led to a wealth of information about the treatment of pain, but that existing knowledge was not effectively used. As a first step, they decided to concentrate on closing this gap. maydayfund.org/
The Pool’s mission is to bring down the prices of HIV medicines and facilitate development of better-adapted HIV medicines, such as simplified “fixed-dose combinations” and special formulations for children, by creating a pool of relevant patents for licensing to generic manufacturers and product development partnerships. Our goal is to increase access to quality, safe, effective, appropriate and affordable treatment for HIV in low- and middle-income countries.
The National Collaborative was established to promote health equity through action, leadership, inclusion, and collaboration. Health equity requires creating the conditions that foster the best possible health for all populations, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or nativity.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973 dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. nfid.org
NORC, known since its founding in 1941 as the National Opinion Research Center, has headquarters on the University of Chicago's campus, and offices in Chicago's downtown Loop, Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, and Berkeley, CA, as well as a field staff that operates nationwide. NORC's clients include government agencies, educational institutions, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and private corporations. Although NORC's national studies are its most well-known, our projects range from local to regional and international. NORC creates unique value for its clients by developing effective, innovative solutions that combine state-of-the-art technology with high-quality social science research in the public interest. Our project work is interdisciplinary, with strong staff cooperation across substantive and operational areas. And NORC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to facilitating the personal and professional development of everyone on our staff. norc.org/channels
The Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine is working to bridge the worlds of medicine and public health, leading research to improve the health of populations in New York City and around the globe and educating students to become leaders in healthcare delivery, health policy and public health.
The Northern Virginia Health Foundation makes strategic grants to nonprofit organizations that address the health care needs of residents of Northern Virginia, with particular emphasis on those who live in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City and Fairfax County. The foundation will focus its grantmaking on those organizations that address the foundation's priorities and promote its values.
PCPCC is an advocacy organization—a coalition that serves as a “driver of change,” educating and advocating for ideas, concepts, policies, and programs that advance the goals of high-performing primary care as the foundation of our health care system.
PARC is a research team dedicated to informing policy changes that will help make physical activity an everyday experience for kids, especially among families living in lower-income communities and ethnicity groups at high risk for obesity. Burness provides support with messaging and outreach to partners and media.
Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 as the national center for developing and advancing the practice of primary prevention. They strive to shift the overarching mindset and approach to health from one that focuses solely on treating sick individuals, to one that prevents disease, violence and injury before they occur. Prevention Institute is building a movement to transform communities to support equity, health, and safety in the first place, by bolstering the conditions and factors that foster resilience and wellbeing.
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a global coalition of international, regional and community organizations engaged in conservation, research and development. Together, we are working to encourage greater global commitment and action on pro-poor tenure, policy and market reforms. The RRI coalition is formed by a group of core partners who conduct work in specific areas of their regional and thematic expertise. Partners also engage with a wide group of collaborators who participate in and support RRI activities around the world. RRI is a strategic coalition that goes beyond the traditional set of international development actors to involve a wide spectrum of organizations, each of which provides a critical perspective in the larger chain of actors necessary to advance change. rightsandresources.org
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. Our goal is clear: to help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need. rwjf.org/
The Samueli Integrative Health Programs intends to raise the national dialogue about the evidence and value of integrative health for the nation and remove barriers to making integrative healing practices widely available. These programs will foster national leadership dialogue and advance public communication on the evidence and value of integrative health.
Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) is a new non-partisan science-based coalition seeking sound research policies that focus more of our best minds on feeding America and the world.
The mission of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development is to translate the understanding of basic genetic and molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia and related developmental brain disorders into clinical advances that change the lives of affected individuals.
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. They help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. undp.org
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) is committed to collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale.
University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is reimagining health sciences education by rethinking every aspect of a university in the 21st century – from what we teach to how we teach, from our values to our research priorities, from the location and design of our campus to our local and global impact.
UNC–Gillings School of Global Public Health's mission is to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world. Dedicated to their mission, the School is constantly moving forward to anticipate future health threats and accelerate public health solutions. Their commitment to excellence is part of everything they do: teaching, research, scholarship, practice and bridging the gap between academic research and practical public health solutions.
STEM Next is a national field building leader in increasing opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning for youth across communities both in and out of school.
The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The university seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development.
Village Enterprise equips people living in extreme poverty in rural Africa to start sustainable businesses and savings groups. Graduates from their program generate income and savings from their small businesses that improves their standard of living and breaks the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
Vital Healthcare Capital (V-Cap) provides flexible financing and development services to support quality healthcare and good healthcare jobs in low-income communities. vitalcap.org
Since 1975, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing has helped people in the Greater Washington area rebuild a sense of safety and hope after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence or other trauma. Nationally recognized for our expertise in grief, trauma and mental health, we provide an array of holistic services for children, teens, adults, families, and our local communities. www.wendtcenter.org
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history. Their patriotism and bravery are a part of our nation’s heritage and are now recognized.
The Women's Fund of East Tennessee is dedicated to a regional approach in granting funds to organizations focused on improving the lives of women and girls, allowing for collaborative and inclusive action. www.womensfundetn.org
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. worldbank.org
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. who.int
WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. www.worldfishcenter.org