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PHI's Alcohol Research Group Launches New Website

April 15, 2015

The Alcohol Research Group (ARG) is excited to announce the launch of its new website dedicated to strengthening dissemination efforts and broadening outreach among policymakers, practitioners and the general public.  more

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Press Releases

National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6 – 10, 2015

April 02, 2015

C/NET Solutions of the Public Health Institute joins with other cancer professionals to observe the 19th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6-10, 2015. The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the important role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs.  more

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Public Health Institute and California Project LEAN Reiterate Support for Federal Soda Tax Bill

March 26, 2015

"The Public Health Institute and California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) once again commend the leadership of U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for today’s reintroduction of the Sweet Act, groundbreaking federal legislation which will create new incentives for manufacturers to reduce the sugar content of sweetened beverages.   more

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Announcements & Events

Save the Date! California Cancer Reporting Conference “2015 & Beyond”

April 14, 2015










Save the Date! California Cancer Reporting Conference “2015 & Beyond”: September 1, 2015


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PHI in the News

Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says

April 15, 2015 | Health Day

Drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people who stick to alcohol alone, a new study reports.

These "simultaneous" users are also three times more likely to face social troubles as a result of drinking and marijuana -- drunken brawls, broken marriages, damaged relationships and ruined careers among them.

"There are a lot of problems related to alcohol, and marijuana seems to potentially enhance the effects of alcohol in causing these problems," said study co-author William Kerr, associate director of the Alcohol Research Group.


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