PHRGE has identified Health and Human Rights as a priority theme. The Right to Health Program area officially launched with the convening of the 2012 PHRGE Institute on Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health which explored ways that the human rights-based and public health advocacy communities could collaborate on addressing health outcome disparities. PHRGE staff, fellows and student interns are also engaged in scholarship relating to the right to health.

PHRGE is currently exploring developing two other program areas: the Right to Education and Resource Rights.