The philosophy of the PHF is that "mission" drives and
influences the decisions the Board makes relative to the
administration, operation, management of investments, and
dispersal of funds back into the community. As part of this
approach PHF has adopted five core pillars (areas of giving)
that will influence decisions as the PHF works to address
the strategic direction and initiatives which will guide the
organization through its formative period over the course of
the next three to five (3-5) years.
Health Education: learning experiences or
opportunities designed to expand people’s awareness and
knowledge of health issues in order to improve an individual
or a community’s health.
Health Research: people, institutions, and
projects whose primary purpose is to improve an individual
or community’s wellbeing through generating high quality
knowledge that supports the development and implementation
of health initiatives.
Community Health: activities or
opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles, which improve
the overall health of a community.
Healthcare Leaders: scholarship or
educational opportunities that support the development and
educational advancement of traditional and non-traditional
Access to Care: provides financial
resources needed to develop new and/or expanded health
services, which meet a community’s needs.