Vital Strategies collaborates with foundations, non-governmental organizations, and governments to design and implement sustainable, science-based solutions to critical public health problems including the world’s biggest drivers of death, disease and disability, including tobacco use, poor nutrition, air pollution, overdose, and now COVID-19.
Partnering with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Advance Urban Health
In December 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies, a longstanding funder of Vital Strategies, came to Vital Strategies with an audacious idea: How could we spark a movement of urban health leaders to save lives from noncommunicable disease? Vital Strategies, working with World Health Organization, sprung into action to develop a clear strategy to engage and support dozens of global cities in implementing evidence-based measures to reduce death and disease from NCDs. In just six months the project moved from ideation to execution, and Partnership for Healthy Cities was launched with 50 participating global cities. Now in its second stage, the Partnership is expanding to 70 cities, a vibrant network that is also supporting cities on the front lines of the COVID pandemic. Learn more.
Putting World Class Data and Epidemiology at the Fingertips of USAID
Improving public health requires diverse set of expertise and capacities; working in diverse consortia that include community engagement, national leadership, and coordination with other global technical experts and groups and funders is key to driving long-lasting, sustainable improvements in systems that drive health. Vital Strategies is proud to be the main implementing partner of numerous ambitious global initiatives, and to play important technical role in other initiatives. Vital Strategies serves as a technical partner in the consortium selected to implement USAID’s new flagship Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Program. CHISU will support governments in strengthening their ability to make data the foundation of decision-making, a strategy that will ultimately mean more efficient and effective health programs that save more lives. Learn more.
Partnering with the Government of Peru to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning
Vital Strategies sees partnering with and supporting progress by national governments as central to the sustainability of our mission to ensure every person is protected by a strong public health system. In Peru, childhood lead poisoning has been declared a “health state of emergency” in districts where lead in the environment is driving chronic disease and disability among children and adults. In response, in an effort funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Vital Strategies launched an initiative in 2018 to provide technical assistance and financial resources to the Peruvian Ministry of Health to go beyond crisis response and to support ongoing lead poisoning surveillance, raise public awareness and improve regulation of lead in consumer products. Learn more.
From our 2019 Annual Report: Who We Worked with in 2019 to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Health Challenges—It May Surprise You.
Read more in our 2019 annual report about some of the non-health sectors we partner with to advance our mission of public health system strengthening: Schools, Lawyers, Food Makers, Investigative Journalists, Technological Innovators and Communities.
We are actively seeking partners who share our mission of creating a world where everyone, everywhere is protected by a strong, equitable public health system. If you would like to learn more or discuss working with Vital Strategies, please click here.
Civil Society, Health and Research Partners
To strengthen public health systems, we partner across sectors with leading researchers, changemakers, and organizations that champion sustainable public health policies and practices. Across several programs and initiatives, our partners include:
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Beijing Lisheng Cardiovascular Health Foundation (BLCHF)
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Clean Air Asia
Climate & Clean Air Coalition
Eastern Africa GEOhealth
El Poder del Consumidor, Mexico
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator
Global New Car Assessment Programme
Global Road Safety Partnership
HEALA Alliance, South Africa
Health Effects Institute
Heart and Stroke Foundation, Barbados
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
International Road Assessment Programme
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Medical Research Council at University College London
Ministerio de Salud del Perú
National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Red PaPaz, Colombia
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of North Carolina
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
World Resources Institute
Yale School of Public Health
Partnering with Governments in 73 Countries, and Globally
Government partnerships are central to our ability to drive wide-scale improvements to global health through strengthening public health systems. Over the last decade we have worked with national, subnational and local governments in more than 73 countries.
We’re grateful to the funders who make our life-saving work possible. Our major funders are:
For more information on working with Vital Strategies or supporting our programs around the world contact firstname.lastname@example.org