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 brailleThe 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 disabilities. The staff have decades of experience in disability advocacy and training, as well as advanced degrees in public health, law, education, and more.

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.

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 Jerri Davison, Director at jerrid@adapacific.org.