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Goodbye to a Very Special Year: PHI's 2014 Recap

January 05, 2015 | Mary A. Pittman, DrPH

As 2014 winds down to a close, so does PHI's 50th anniversary. We spent the year recognizing the amazing accomplishments of public health, and wanted to share those one last time. Read our recap of a fantastic year.

Here's to 2015 - and continuing to build a healthier world, together.  more

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Press Releases

Majority of Californians Have Experienced Early Childhood Adversity, Trauma, New Report Reveals

November 05, 2014

A first-of-its-kind report released today by the Center for Youth Wellness details the long-term and far-reaching consequences of childhood exposure to trauma and chronic adversity. The report, released in partnership with the Public Health Institute, highlights serious implications for the state’s public health and healthcare systems, and calls for solutions.  more

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Children Win as Congress Maintains Nutrition Advances in 2015 Appropriations

December 10, 2014

"The Public Health Institute and California Project Lean, a PHI project, are pleased that Congress’s agreement on Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 largely protects critical public health provisions, including school food and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
"The biggest win was for children, as school nutrition standards established through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act survived mostly intact. In spite of concerted efforts by some in Congress to roll back the standards, a major push by public health and nutrition advocates, including PHI and partners across the nation, helped keep the rules in place."

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Announcements & Events

MagaƱa Honored with Hispanics in Philanthropy Giver Award

January 22, 2015

Tomás Magaña, MD, founding director of PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition, has been named a 2015 HIP Giver by the organization Hispanics in Philanthropy. The honor is given to "living examples of generosity, kindness and entrepreneurial spirit that binds together our families, our communities and the Americas." He and other recipients will be honored February 27 at the Celebrate Giving, Strengthen Latino Leadership conference and gala in San Francisco.  more

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PHI in the News

State Puts Limits on a Pesticide Used for Strawberries, Other Crops

January 14, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

"California farmers must restrict their use of a tear gas-like pesticide applied to strawberries and other crops under new rules designed to protect farmworkers and people who live, work and go to school near agricultural fields," the Los Angeles Times reports.

This is the same chemical that a report last April by the California Environmental Health Tracking Program – a collaboration of the state Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute – found is the agricultural pesticide of public health concern that is applied mostly heavily near public schools.  more

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