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PHI's Alcohol Research Group Border Project Produces Significant Results

September 25, 2015

PHI Alcohol Research Group's U.S.-Mexico Study of Alcohol and Related Conditions (UMSARC), which ran from 2009-2015 and concluded last month, produced an extensive range of results that supports the development of culturally appropriate alcohol policies and strategies to increase accessibility to prevention and treatment services for people living at the border. One of the most surprising findings was the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUD) among residents who lived at the border compared to people who lived in areas away from the border and how these results differed between cities on the same side of the border and between the two countries.

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Press Releases

Pregnancy Events Reveal Cardiovascular Risk

September 21, 2015

Women who experience complications during pregnancy may be at greater risk of dying from heart disease later in life than women with uncomplicated pregnancies, according to new research from the Public Health Institute published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.  more

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PHI Statement on President's Clean Power Plan: A "big step toward a clean energy future"

August 03, 2015

The Public Health Institute and its Center for Climate Change and Health join health professionals and health organizations around the country in applauding President Obama's and the Environmental Protection Agency's big step toward a clean energy future with the release of the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is the first ever rule to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from power plant—the largest source of carbon emissions in the U.S. and a critical contributor to climate change.  more

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Announcements & Events

PHI’s FACES for the Future Awarded Federal Grant to Expand Work Transitioning Underserved Minority Youth into Health Careers

September 30, 2015

Linh Dao learned how to read x-rays as a teenager in an Oakland, California high school program called FACES for the Future. She was the first graduate of the FACES program to be accepted to medical school, and in 2013, Dr. Dao returned to Oakland to begin her residency in internal medicine.

In September, PHI’s FACES for the Future Coalition was awarded a multi-year, 2.5 million dollar grant through the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to nationally replicate its programs transitioning high school students from underserved communities into health fields.   more

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PHI in the News

Leaders pledge $25bn to improve health of women, children and adolescents

September 29, 2015 | Liz Ford | The Guardian

Young people deliver print copies of the new global strategy for women’s, children’s, adolescents’ health at the UN in New York on 26 SeptemberAt the United Nations General Assembly, PHI's Let Girls Lead had a delegation of girls and young women there to amplify girls' voices in the global dialogue around sustainable development. This article in The Guardian highlights their participation on September 26 in the unveling of a new global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescent health. “All Guatemalan girls and girls around the world are asking you to help us improve the world for all adolescents and girls … [They] are not only the future of the world, but also the present,” said Jimena, a 12-year-old LGL Guatemalan advocate.  more

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