Building trust to achieve health access one community at a time
We bring local innovations to be bare so that those who might be funding them or expanding them, governments, partners, and donors can invest in effective approaches to advance our wellbeing.
As a grassroots public health charity, we founded Public Health Pathways in March 2020, when our story began by tackling misinformation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when we appreciated this was the tip of the iceberg, we asked ourselves how to build sustainable vehicles to enhance health equity.
We uncovered paths forward through an evidence base. We ran surveys, collaborated with young people, and consulted thought leaders across sectors – from UN Agencies to former world leaders and academics via our live events. Their input provided answers to enable us to find our focus.
Our focus is on promoting collective action and advocating for equitable healthcare access.
We take a rights-based approach to public health and are committed to equity. We do this by following World Health Organization guidance to build capacity for monitoring and analysis to achieve equitable health outcomes. Thus, we advocate for community engagement to make “cost-effective public investments” that improve the health of all.
Our approach is fourfold:
- Local partnerships to work with marginalised groups to assess needs: we gather a comprehensive understanding of health through collaborative partnerships with grassroots initiatives.
- Co-design community-led interventions to reduce identified disparities: based on the information gathered through contextual assessments, we co-design health interventions that are effective and responsive to identified disparities.
- Co-Learning alongside communities to measure impact and build trust: we sustain and improve access to healthcare by learning from our partners and building trust through every interaction.
- Co-Leading advocacy to drive political and policy commitments: By sharing case studies and advocating for funding for grassroots-led health initiatives, we work to ensure that marginalised communities have access to the care they need and deserve.
Quality Over Quantity
To advance health equity for marginalised communities by working with them to improve their access to and quality of healthcare.
We are not experts. Diversity is our strength through 60 MEMBERS in 30 COUNTRIES passionate about health equity. Our ability to convene people and stakeholders to bridge local knowledge and health systems that open pathways to access quality care confidently and advocate alongside our partners make us unique.
Public Health Pathways is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation regulated in England and Wales. Its charitable registration number is 1192557.
Meet our community
Our community is diverse from healthcare, humanitarian practice, academia, and other innovation-based backgrounds.
Meet the trustees
The founding members of our Board bring a wide range of skills, expertise, and experience, and belief in our mission.