PHRASES is designed to improve the ability of public health professionals to communicate the impact and value of the public health field to other sectors in language that resonates and fosters cross-sector partnerships and alliances.
Building on the recognition that key policy and programmatic decisions are too often made without the expertise of public health, PHRASES builds capacity among public health professionals to collaborate with other decision makers in order to achieve shared goals and objectives.
Twelve leaders representing a diverse set of sectors provide guidance on PHRASES priorities, strategies, and messaging.
MD, MPH, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Population Health
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of HHS
Former Health Commissioner
City of New Orleans
Starfish Media Group
Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien
President & CEO
Trust for America's Health
Former Associate Director for Policy
Former Commissioner of Public Health
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Raymond J. Baxter
Former Senior Vice President for Community Benefit, Research, and Health Policy
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Former Executive Editor
Former Reporter and Editor
New York Times
Gary M. Cohen
Executive Vice President and President, Global Health
John J. Dreyzehener
MD, MPH, FACOEM
Tennessee Department of Health
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor
School of Public Health, Boston University
Journalist and Communications Consultant
President and CEO
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
DrPH, MPH, MSc
Emeritus Professor of Public Health
Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
Ruth J. Katz
Health, Medicine and Society Program
Communications Project Manager
PHRASES is a joint project of the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society Program.
The de Beaumont Foundation
The de Beaumont Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States by improving the effectiveness and capacity of local and state health departments.
The Foundation believes that a strong public health system is essential and works to strengthen and transform the practice of public health through strategic and engaged grantmaking. Programs funded by the Foundation build the capacity and stature of the public health workforce, improve public health infrastructure, and advance the distribution and relevancy of information and data in the field.
The Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program
HMS, the domestic health initiative of the Aspen Institute, brings together influential groups of thought leaders, decisionmakers, and the informed public to tackle health challenges facing the US in the 21st century. Reasoned discussion and analytical rigor are core elements of its nonpartisan work, but HMS also honors disruptive thinking; seeks intersections across disciplines; and goes well beyond the “usual suspects” in recruiting participants for its events.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.
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