Workforce Development

Vital Strategies promotes workforce development as a continuous process to give health departments, NGOs, practitioners and civil society the skills and tools they need to create self-sufficient and sustainable local public health programs.

Public health programs and interventions are most effective when they operate in and are staffed by people from the communities they serve.  However, many low- and middle-income countries do not have sufficient financial, operational, and human resource capacities to effectively deliver public health services.  Vital Strategies promotes workforce development as a continuous process to give health departments, NGOs, practitioners and civil society the skills and tools they need to create self-sufficient and sustainable local public health programs.  In addition, working with The Union, we offer accredited training through the International Management Development Program.


Policy Advocacy

We use media advocacy and data resources like The Tobacco Atlas -  the most quoted source for global tobacco control data and policy – to drive adoption of best practice and policies.

Project Management

Initiatives managed by our legacy organizations have distributed more than $US 100 million to governments and civil society groups in more than 96 countries.

Strategic Communication

More than 2 billion people have been reached by one of our campaigns, using paid media like TV, social and mobile media, and community-level mobilization.

Workplace Development

Since 2010 our staff have trained more than 5100 people from 136 countries in critical public health areas.

Research

STREAM TB clinical trial in several countries has potential to reduce treatment duration from 24 to 6 months. Vital Strategies will continue this promising work with Union offices and partners around the world.

Epidemiology and Surveillance

Our Data For Health Program is working to improve data collection and analysis in twenty countries