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Health Knows No Borders: PHI50 and Global Health

October 17, 2014

In today’s world, solutions, expertise and best practices can spread as rapidly across borders as the health concerns they address. That’s what has inspired PHI’s growth and development on the global stage.


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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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Countries of the Americas Approve Plan of Action on Childhood Obesity

October 03, 2014

PHI strongly endorses the Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents, approved today by the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  more

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Announcements & Events

New Initiative Aligns Health Equity and Development

October 17, 2014


From childcare to jobs, healthy food to chronic disease prevention, community development to transit, many U.S. communities are investing in health and equity in our most vulnerable communities. But could they be doing it better? How can communities align similar interventions for greater impact and less cost? 

The Public Health Institute (PHI), in partnership with The Reinvestment Fund and with a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation, announces the launch of Alignment for Health Equity and Development (AHEAD), led by PHI Senior Investigator Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP.   more

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PHI in the News

White House Holds Disability Summit to Improve Health

October 07, 2014 | care2.org

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, the American Association on Health and Disability, the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) were among the participants at the White House Disability Summit, which examined why disabled people have trouble accessing fitness programs, and how barriers can be overcome.   more

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