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Transitioning Our Brand

As of January 2018, we have transitioned our name and brand to the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts.  This name and our status as a Public Health Institute helps us highlight what we bring to public health in the region. Change can be hard, but our new name isn’t all that new—it says what we do and how the community and our stakeholders know us. Our old sun has evolved into a sun that evokes the collaborative, data-driven and process-oriented organization we are. 

Our Board

PHI is led by a seventeen-member Board of Directors made up of leaders in the region from multiple sectors. Their appointment to the Board requires that they participate in the Glasswing's Healing Racism training.  

Our Staff

PHI has 19 permanent staff with extensive public health experience in the Pioneer Valley, and a cadre of program and research contractors. Our staff is grounded in the work through two required trainings the  Interaction Institute for Social Change's Facilitative Leadership and  Glasswing's Healing Racism


We receive generous support from Baystate Health and Health New England to underwrite our community health initiatives and capacity building. The initiatives that we lead are funded through government and foundation grants. 



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