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GOJoven Attends the UN General Assembly Special Session on ICPD+20

September 24, 2014 | Susanna Moore

Fellows from PHI's GOJoven program attended the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014. They advocated for the full incorporation of  sexual and reproductive health and rights in the new Sustainable Development Objectives of the Post-2015 Agenda.   more

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Press Releases

The Public Health Institute Receives Three Million Dollar REACH Grant

September 25, 2014

Today the Public Health Institute was awarded $2,938,025 over three years to launch Cultiva LaSalud, as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiative.  more

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Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

September 29, 2014

PHI warmly welcomes PAHO’s proposed Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents and strongly urge Member States to approve it. Food environments are a key driver of the obesity epidemic and must be addressed to reverse the epidemic.  more

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Announcements & Events

Join Us for "Soda: The Series" SSB Tax Events

September 25, 2014

Does our future health and economy depend on what we drink?

Soda: The Series offers conversations about sugary drinks and their impact on the health of our families, community and environment.  Experts will discuss the science of sugary drinks, tactics of the soda industry, and disease prevention efforts. These events take place in the run-up to the November election, when Berkeley will vote on Measure D, a tax on sugary drinks. Soda: the Series is sponsored by the Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition, Ecology Center, Public Health Institute, Prevention Institute and Small Planet Institute.


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PHI in the News

Valley Counties Awarded Federal Grants to Improve Health

September 25, 2014 | Fresno Bee

The Public Health Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes health in California, was awarded nearly $2.9 million over three years to launch a program as part of the CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Initiative.

The grant will focus on six largely Hispanic neighborhoods -- southeast Fresno and Orange Cove in Fresno County, southeast Bakersfield and Arvin in Kern County and Ceres and Turlock in Stanislaus County.  more

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