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APHA 2014 Highlights

November 21, 2014

PHI had a busy--and great--time at this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Here are some of the highlights.  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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Berkeley Votes for Health Over Big Soda Profits: PHI Statement on Passage of Measure D Soda Tax

November 04, 2014

Today Berkeley, California became the first jurisdiction in the nation to successfully enact a one cent per ounce excise tax on sugary drinks, Measure D. A resounding 75% of voters are in favor of the measure, a much wider margin than the simple 50% majority needed. PHI congratulates the City of Berkeley, its residents, and the broad coalition that made this success possible.  more

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Announcements & Events

Web Forum: Climate Change, Equity, and Health--How Funders Can Make a Difference

November 14, 2014

Climate change is a known “threat multiplier,” posing the greatest danger for communities already bearing the burden of health and environmental challenges. To slow the effects of worsening air and water quality, higher food prices, hotter temperatures, and extreme weather events, particularly for the low-income people and communities of color at greatest risk, immediate and widespread action is imperative. The good news is that strategies to slow climate change in communities over the long term also present a unique opportunity to promote community health and equity in the short term. Join leading experts in climate and philanthropy on December 16th for a funders-only briefing on climate change, equity, and health.   more

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PHI in the News

Washington Post: Having just one drink doubles your risk of getting injured

November 14, 2014 | The Washington Post

"Patients were asked about the cause of injury bringing them to the emergency department (categorized as falls, traffic, violence, other), drinking within six hours prior to the injury event, and drinking during the same six-hour period the previous week," author Cheryl Cherpitel and her four co-authors explain. Cherpitel is a researcher Alcohol Research Group, a program of the Public Health Institute.  more

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