We invite you to explore the many programs that demonstrate Pfizer’s leadership in public health innovation.
What is Public Health?
Public Health is what we as a society do collectively to assure the conditions for people to be healthy.*
In order to effectively address present and future challenges to people’s health, public health practice requires an organized and sustained population-based approach.
Why Public Health at Pfizer?
In an era when medicine has the unprecedented capacity to understand, cure and even prevent disease, not everyone is benefiting from accelerated medical and scientific breakthroughs. We at Pfizer recognized a compelling need for public and private organizations to transcend usual boundaries and work collaboratively to discover and implement comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate solutions to public health problems. Transforming knowledge and resources into actions that improve people’s health and lives has always been a key Pfizer priority. Our Public Health & Policy Group is one way we are responding to this challenge.
Through collaborations with public health thought leaders in academia, government, business and the non-profit sector, we are helping to meet the health needs of our nation’s communities by building and stewarding comprehensive solutions to complex public health problems. To assure that medical innovations ultimately improve healthcare for all, our Public Health & Policy Group creates and manages pioneering public-private partnership programs and advances cutting-edge public health research.
We hope that this web site will familiarize you with our work across a spectrum of academic, clinical and community settings and encourage you to become an active partner in our multidisciplinary initiatives and programs.
* Institute of Medicine, 1988, “The Future of Public Health”