Focus Areas

FOCUS AREAS

Health Policy has been at the core of our work since the company’s inception in 1986. We are on the forefront of important issues, from raising awareness of the uninsured to demonstrating the effects of the rising costs of care.

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WE WORK WITH

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | Princeton, NJ
  • The Commonwealth Fund | New York, NY
  • Health Affairs | Washington, D.C.
  • More

Our work over the past 15 years has helped pave the way for massive funding for childhood vaccinations, advanced the search for a malaria vaccine, and advocated for funding to fight HIV and TB worldwide.

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WE WORK WITH

  • The GAVI Alliance | Geneva, Switzerland
  • The World Health Organization | Geneva, Switzerland
  • PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative | Washington, D.C.
  • More

We have teamed up with some of the world’s most gifted agricultural researchers to further the development of micronutrient-enriched crops, increase crop disease resistance and protect vulnerable rainforests.

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WE WORK WITH

  • The Global Crop Diversity Trust | Rome, Italy
  • Center for International Forestry Research | Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa | Nairobi, Kenya
  • More

In recent years, the world of public health has changed dramatically amid fears of terrorism, pandemics, and potential repercussions of historic obesity rates. In the face of new challenges, we have helped leading public health groups meet their goals and communicate with the people they serve.

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WE WORK WITH

  • Nemours Health and Prevention Services | Newark, DE
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials | Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity Team | Princeton, NJ
  • More

Whether we are raising awareness about the social factors that affect health, record childhood obesity rates or juvenile detention issues, Burness’ advocacy has helped our clients challenge conventional wisdom and advance opportunity for children.

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WE WORK WITH

  • Northwestern University’s National Children’s Study | Evanston, IL
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation | Lansdowne, VA
  • National Assembly on School-Based Healthcare | Washington, D.C.
  • More

Since 1986, Burness has partnered with nonprofits to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. We have released data about geographic and socioeconomic health disparities, shared information about the impact of welfare reform, and helped drive policy change to assist the disabled and elderly.

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WE WORK WITH

  • Boston College / Cash and Counseling Program | Boston, MA
  • Community Oriented Correctional Health Services | Oakland, CA
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum | Washington, D.C.
  • More

We are committed to being active within our own community, and work with local nonprofit leaders to develop and articulate effective messages that reach the media and policy-makers.

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WE WORK WITH

  • Consumer Health Foundation | Washington, D.C.
  • Arlington Free Clinic | Arlington, VA
  • The Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies | Baltimore, MD
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