Welcome to the Center on Disability at PHI

The Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities with a focus on disability policy, civil rights, disability law, employment, health issues, independent living, and assistive technology.

someone using brailleLed by Erica C. Jones, MPH, the Center on Disability is composed of disability related projects that use our expertise in research, technical assistance, training, and information dissemination. The Center staff and associates are comprised of individuals with master’s degrees, PhDs, as well as lawyers and technical experts. Center staff includes persons with disabilities.

Housed within the administrative system of the Public Health Institute (PHI), the Center on Disability emphasizes full accessibility in our physical space as well as in the materials and communication we produce. We provide all of our newsletters, print material, websites, e-mail and products in accessible formats for persons with disabilities. We have expertise in using video description for vision impairments, TTY/TDD, telephone relay, and captioning for the hearing impaired.

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1964. It is dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people globally. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, the Public Health Institute focuses its efforts in two distinct but complementary ways. PHI serves as a partner with government to support its role in assessment, policy development, and assurance. PHI also promotes and sustains independent, innovative research, training and demonstration programs - many in collaboration with the private and community-based organizations. PHI works to shape and enrich intersectoral, community, and population-based practice and policy.

For more information about the Center, please contact Lewis Kraus, Co-Director at lewisk@adapacific.org.