JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. successfully implemented the Together for Health for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2005 to 2011. For further information on project activites, visit the TfH page on jsi.com.
US Implementing Partners
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
AED supports Together for Health's work in behavior change communications as well as in working with the private sector. It has staff in the project's Kyiv office and provides technical support from its Washington, DC office.
AED was founded in 1961 and is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient. AED works in all the major areas of human development, with a focus on improving education, health, and economic opportunities for the least advantaged in the United States and developing countries throughout the world.
AED has more than 250 programs serving 150 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and throughout the United States and a staff of nearly 1,950 worldwide.
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Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health supports Together for Health on policy, financing and management issues, through expert consultants based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Harvard School of Public Health was founded in 1922 and has as its overarching mission to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication. Its objectives are to:
- provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders
- foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of the US and all nations
- strengthen health capacities and services for communities
- inform policy debate, disseminate health information, and increase awareness of public health as a public good and fundamental right.
The interests and expertise of the School's faculty and students are multi-disciplinary, extending across the biological, quantitative, and social sciences. With roots in biology, the school is able to confront the most pressing diseases of our time—AIDS, cancer, and heart disease—by adding to knowledge of their underlying structure and function. Core quantitative disciplines like epidemiology and biostatistics are fundamental to analyzing the broad impact of health problems, allowing people to look beyond individuals to entire populations. And, because preventing disease is at the heart of public health, we also pursue the social sciences to better understand health-related behaviors and their societal influences—critical elements in educating and empowering people to make healthier lifestyle choices.
From advancing scientific discovery to training national and international leaders, the Harvard School of Public Health has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide. Shaping new ideas in our field and communicating them effectively will continue to be priorities in the years ahead as we serve society's changing health needs.
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