Our Work

We leverage our collective expertise to provide the technical assistance and support the development and implementation of local solutions that are built for, with input from, and ideally by, local communities in their own cultural and operational context.

Our work focuses on three main areas of expertise: capacity building and workforce development for pandemic response; data for public health impact, preparedness, and response; and policy shaping activities.

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Featured Projects


Prevention Response for Outbreaks, Threats, and Emergencies through Capacitation and Training (PROTECT) works to improve the public health response to COVID-19 and new emerging infectious diseases in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Virtual Training Academy+

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Universities of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Los Angeles (UCLA), work together to train, scale and sustain a workforce to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CULTIVATE (Combating Unequal Treatment in Healthcare Through Virtual Awareness and Training in Empathy) uses virtual reality (VR) to deliver diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training to healthcare providers.

CULTIVATE puts healthcare providers in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) patients' shoes using VR-based training scenarios simulating BIPOC patients' experience accessing healthcare. This project aims to understand if changes in medical education enhanced by VR will improve health access, quality of care, and health outcomes of BIPOC people

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