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The New Housing Call for Pediatricians

November 28, 2016 | Build Healthy Places Network

A Boston-based pediatrician talks to PHI's Build Healthy Places Network and explains how investing in innovative solutions that ensure stable, affordable housing can help all children have the opportunity to live happy, healthy lives.  more

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Press Releases

Study Finds People Drink More Alcohol after a Cancer Diagnosis than Before

December 08, 2016

Cancer survivors were more likely to report heavy drinking and more frequent heavy drinking occasions compared to others at the same ages with similar drinking histories, according to a new study in Preventive Medicine from the Alcohol Research Group, a program of the Public Health Institute.  Heavy drinking was defined as having five or more drinks at any one time.  more

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PHI Statement on 2016 Elections

November 15, 2016

As the president of an organization whose work and values are centered on health and equity, I am devastated and deeply concerned by the rhetoric and actions of racism, intolerance and violence that led up to and have grown louder in the aftermath of last week’s election. Bigotry, hatred and intolerance do not build health nor foster equity; division does not lead to growth and strength.  more

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Announcements & Events

Webinar: Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change

December 07, 2016

Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown is being established to track the relationship between health and climate change. It will actively seek to engage with existing monitoring processes, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization's climate and health country profiles. A set of key climate-health indicators will be published each year before the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's Conference of the Parties. The Lancet Countdown is now conducting a global consultation to review the proposed indicators as explained in the webinar, which is Lancet's U.S. introduction of the initiative. 

This panel features climate change and health experts, and is moderated by PHI's Linda Rudolph, director of our Center for Climate Change and Health.  more

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PHI in the News

California Poised to Tighten Rules on Pesticide Spraying Near Schools

November 30, 2016 | Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee discusses a new pesticide application proposal, spurred by a CDPH/Public Health Institute report from the California Environmental Health Tracking Program.  more

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