• Create all inclusive Ohio-wide Public Health Practice Based Research Network (PH-PBRN).
  • Improve efficiency & efficacy of public health practice through research.
  • Share research efforts among all Ohio health departments.
  • Establish ongoing commitment to organizational structure.
  • Investigate scope of data sources common among local health departments.
  • Link local health departments with investigators experienced in research.
  • Facilitate involvement of health professions students.
  • Assure that the nature of research conducted is driven by RAPHI members.
  • Identify and act on funding opportunities that support PH-PBRN research & RAPHI sustainability.
Why join RAPHI?
  • Research questions are initiated by the public health practice community.
  • Opportunity to prove the value & worth of local public  health.
  • Satisfying the need to understand what works & what doesn’t.
  • A means to identify & disseminate best practices in Ohio health departments.
  • Opportunities to build closer partnerships.
  • Funding through RAPHI to design & carry out practice-based research.

What does the RAPHI Tree signify?

The three upward arrows of the RAPHI Tree Logo are designed to represent the three branches of the National Public Health Logo: Promote. Prevent. Protect. These major branches rise from the foundation in a living, growing fashion, expanding into a lush crown of leaves, bearing the fruit of successful quality improvement efforts, represented as smaller arrows also rising, growing. It is these multiplying efforts that will bear the seeds of the future health of those we serve.