Pan American Health and Education FoundationThe Pan American Health and Education Foundation

About Us

Founded in 1968, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is a public 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to fostering public health programs in the Americas that address major health concerns. PAHEF improves the lives of people throughout the Americas by working with the public and private sectors as well as major public health research, policy, and development groups.

PAHEF enjoys a unique relationship with PAHO, the Pan American Health Organization, which serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.


Achieve the highest possible level of health for all and reduce the health disparities among and within the countries of the Western Hemisphere.


The Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization working to build public health expertise to be able to innovatively lead development of healthier generations of people in the Americas. PAHEF shares PAHO's vision of health for all.

Core Values

  • Excellence and commitment to growth and change
  • Expand capacity and impact
  • Promote healthy living
  • Highly effective partnerships
  • Integrity
  • Equity

All PAHEF board members and staff sign a conflict of interest statement and agree to abide by PAHEF's conflict of interest policy.

View our 990 form

View our 2009 Annual Report

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