Public Health Innovations Lab, a vision of Harris County Public Health was launched in January 2018. PHI Lab merges the concepts of innovation labs and business startup accelerator programs with public health practice, keeping in mind the 3 V’s of public health: visibility, value, and validation. We focus on developing novel public health interventions or ideas into sustainable projects that improve the health of our communities. We are an accelerator program designed to help individuals grow their innovative public health ideas into fully functional programs ready to solve problems and transform the health of communities. We provide term-limited funding, an intensive curriculum, in-house support, and access to a growing network of mentors.
What we do at PHI LAB
Let’s face it, implementing your innovative idea is hard, especially the first year when there are limited resources and little or no support, that’s when we come in; we are there for you, together with you, removing barriers in an innovative way.
Mentorship is at the core of PHI LAB, we connect teams with our growing network of mentors to solve problems and transform the health of communities.
Connecting and working with like-minded, mission-driven, innovative individuals including PHI Lab Alumni will become the foundation of your support system.
Getting funded is a key component to turn your idea into reality. We provide term-limited funding to launch your impactful idea on the path to success.
In addition to an intensive curriculum and in-house support, we also provide a vibrant,interactive physical space, that encourages cross-sector collaboration, creativity, and innovative thinking.