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Creating a True Health System

August 18, 2014

This month we asked PHI board members and staff to share their thoughts on how to accelerate the integration of public health and healthcare. Eduardo Sanchez from the American Heart Association said it best:  “The opportunity over the next 50 years is bridging medical care and public health into what should be considered the health system for all Americans."  more

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Press Releases

New Study Identifies Best Ways to Reduce HIV in Adolescent Girls Worldwide

July 16, 2014

The best way to reduce HIV among adolescent girls worldwide? Help girls stay in school. This is just one of a set of strategies that a new study has proven to be effective in reducing the risk of HIV among teenage girls.

The study is published in an article, “What HIV Programs Work for Adolescent Girls?" as part of special issue of JAIDS, the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The special issue, entitled “Ending HIV and AIDS in Adolescents," was developed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings will also be released at the 20th International AIDS conference, held in Melbourne, Australia, July 20-25.  more

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DeLauro's Soda Tax Bill A Win for Health

July 29, 2014

"The Public Health Institute strongly supports U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro's (D-CT) groundbreaking new federal legislation introduced today that would place a graduated  excise tax  on manufacturers and distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. Sugary drinks continue to be a leading driver of the nation's obesity and diabetic epidemics. DeLauro's bill creates a win-win for the public: holding the promise to reduce sugar in sodas and to direct resources to prevent chronic diseases. We urge other legislators to join with Representative DeLauro to put health first."  more

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Announcements & Events

Advancing Efforts to Integrate Community Health Workers into Team-based Care Delivery

July 09, 2014

The California Health Workforce Alliance is continuing its work to advance the recently published findings, analysis and recommendations from its statewide assessment of the roles and contributions of Community Health Workers/ Promotores (CHWs) in healthcare safety net institutions. During July and August, CHWA will convene three regional technical consultation meetings across the state with safety net providers, administrators, and frontline workers to solicit inputs related to the integration of CHWs into team-based care delivery models and the documentation of their contributions to the achievement of the Triple Aim objectives.    more

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PHI in the News

Dramatic decline in California's teen birthrates over 22 years

July 23, 2014 | Contra Costa Times

Alison Chopel, director of the Public Health Institute's California Adolescent Health Collaborative, comments on California's drop in teen birthrates.   more

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