Public Health National Center for Innovations launched a year ago to spark and align innovations in public health practice. As public health departments adapt to meet the growing and changing needs of their communities, the need for strategic coordination to help incubate and share innovative ideas is greater than ever.

Now on its one-year anniversary, we talked with Jessica Solomon Fisher, chief innovations officer, to learn about the work and where its headed. The center, or PHNCI, was established by the Public Health Accreditation Board, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.