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EPA Chooses RAMP to Help Schools Nationwide Reduce Environmental Asthma Triggers

December 18, 2014 | Carolyn Newbergh



The EPA chose PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention for an important grant to improve school-based prevention and management of asthma among children nationwide -- and its regional administrator called RAMP's work "precedent setting nationally."  more

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Press Releases

Majority of Californians Have Experienced Early Childhood Adversity, Trauma, New Report Reveals

November 05, 2014

A first-of-its-kind report released today by the Center for Youth Wellness details the long-term and far-reaching consequences of childhood exposure to trauma and chronic adversity. The report, released in partnership with the Public Health Institute, highlights serious implications for the state’s public health and healthcare systems, and calls for solutions.  more

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Children Win as Congress Maintains Nutrition Advances in 2015 Appropriations

December 10, 2014

"The Public Health Institute and California Project Lean, a PHI project, are pleased that Congress’s agreement on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 largely protects critical public health provisions, including school food and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
"The biggest win was for children, as school nutrition standards established through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act survived mostly intact. In spite of concerted efforts by some in Congress to roll back the standards, a major push by public health and nutrition advocates, including PHI and partners across the nation, helped keep the rules in place."

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Announcements & Events

BEST: Berkeley Evaluation of Soda Tax Study

December 05, 2014

The Public Health Institute  (PHI) has received funding from the University of North Carolina and a private non-profit foundation to evaluate the implementation of the recently approved soda tax in Berkeley, California, the nation's first such significant excise tax on sugary drinks.   more

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PHI in the News

Plantibodies Could Pave the Road to Wellness

December 17, 2014 | Newsweek

In an article predicting that multipurpose technologies (MPTs) that "pack sexually transmitted infection prevention into contraception" may not be far off, Bethany Young Holt of PHI's CAMI Health describes the substantial benefit these products could have for women.  more

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