Phoenix Zones Initiative works at the nexus of the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet.
We use our medical and public health expertise to dismantle the policies and everyday practices that abuse and exploit the most vulnerable and that contribute to global problems that touch us all—from emerging infectious diseases and the growing epidemic of chronic diseases to violence and worsening environmental threats.
Our goal is to create a world of Phoenix Zones to enable everyone to rise and thrive.
As global problems accelerate, how can we advance the interdependent health and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet?
This broad and critical question fuels our vision, mission, and work to change lives for the better.
This is how we do it.
Phoenix Zones Initiative educates leaders and the public on how to make meaningful change to solve global challenges, including the climate emergency, air and water pollution, communicable and non-communicable diseases, poverty and hunger, and other health threats that affect people, animals, and the planet.
We provide free educational materials and resources for leaders, practitioners, and the public.
We partner across sectors to advance improvements in social, economic, and environmental policy.
We offer training, internships, and mentorship to professionals and advocates.
7 continents reached through our educational programs and activities
899 attendees of our events in 2022
53 million people reached through publications and reports
Phoenix Zones Initiative’s research and innovation informs public, governmental, and corporate policies and practices to transform cultural values on a global, interconnected scale.
We lead in-depth research that analyzes complex, interconnected problems and offers meaningful solutions.
We offer innovative solutions to advance ethical social, economic, and environmental policies and practices to benefit people, animals, and the planet.
We track various metrics of success to assess and monitor our impact to improve our programs and interventions.
21 international articles, editorials, and reports published
41 research projects led
128 organizations received technical consultation
From Washington, DC, to the United Nations, Phoenix Zones Initiative works to transform policies such as food policy, public health and research priorities, and local and international development.
We lead efforts to advance global and local policies that protect the rights, health, and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.
We advocate for global and local policy changes that safeguard people, animals, and the environment against exploitation.
We work to ensure the right to a healthy and safe home and environment for people and animals around the globe.
150 organizations brought together in alliance or coalition
50 US states impacted by enacted federal legislation
193 nations directly affected by global agreements