Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase

On September 28th and 29th, 2021, over 100 innovators came together (virtually) for the Public Health Innovation Summit and Showcase, two days filled with innovation stories, engaging with peers, and discussing the future of public health. We ended each day inspired to continue our work in public health innovation and transformation.

The top ten learnings from the Innovation Summit were shared in a JPHMP Direct blog, found here.

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Due to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, PHNCI decided to cancel the 2020 Public Health Innovation & Showcase.


PHNCI held the inaugural Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase on March 26-27, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – a first-of-its-kind national meeting to help advance innovation in governmental public health practice. The multi-disciplinary group of presenters discussed innovations in a variety of areas, including criminal justice reforms, economic growth, equity and technology. As the presenters spoke, it became clear that innovations in any sector require not only novel ideas, but also an organizational culture that brings the ideas to fruition.

View the agenda to see the inspiring line-up of speakers and interactive sessions that galvanized the national conversation around innovation in public health.

What does it take to establish and sustain that culture? PHNCI has identified 11 ingredients for innovation – some may seem obvious and others counter-intuitive, and all require a leadership commitment to generating innovation.