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To Make Real Progress On The Sustainable Development Goals, We Need More Collaboration and Communication

August 18, 2016 | Mark Horoszowski, Co-founder of MovingWorlds.org and Katie Levey, Director of Media Relations at PYXERA Global

Meet Daniel Mensah, the Executive Director of HealthKeepers Network, a network of entrepreneurial women in rural Ghana who sell quality healthcare products within their neighborhoods in the country’s hardest-to-reach areas—regions where basic health services are severely limited or unavailable. HealthKeepers now has a new, five-year strategic plan to guide its growth in the face of Ghana’s changing donor environment, a result of its work with the Global Health Corporate Champions.

To make real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, we need more collaboration and communication. That's why the Global Health Corporate Champions initiative is using a unique approach to cross-sector collaboration and addressing the true complexity that accompanies partnership. The U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health established a framework through its Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, a program implemented by the Public Health Institute in partnership with PYXERA Globaland engaged the expertise found in the private sector to support local health programs.

This blog originally appeared on Huffington Posts' "What's Working" series.  more

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Press Releases

Advancing Better Women’s Health Prevention: The IMPT Receives $4.49 Million U.S. Government Award to Support MPTs

August 01, 2016

Women’s ability to protect themselves from simultaneous sexual and reproductive health (SRH) risks, including unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) received a substantial boost with a $4,499,501 award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs). This award will support the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) to coordinate the innovative field of prevention that enables women and adolescent girls to better protect themselves from multiple SRH risks. Some MPTs prevent infections and unintended pregnancy, while others would allow women to become pregnant while preventing HIV and other STIs.

The IMPT is a project of CAMI Health, an organization dedicated to women’s reproductive health and empowerment, housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI).  more

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PHI Disappointed in House Cuts to Public Health Infrastructure

July 07, 2016

The Public Health Institute expresses our disappointment with the FY 2017 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill that passed the Subcommittee by voice vote on July 7th.  While there are some positives, such as increased NIH funding, the bill makes substantial cuts to significant programs needed to improve the public’s health.  more

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Announcements & Events

Knowledge Camp Webinar: Data and Storytelling

August 18, 2016

Data and storytelling are important tools that your Accountable Communities of Health can use to set the course for shifts in behaviors, practices and policies. Join us on August 23 to discuss how your team can combine data, strategy and storytelling using HealthData+.  more

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PHI in the News

Coke Is Using the Rio Olympics to Target Latinos — And It's a Huge Problem

August 15, 2016 | Alex Orlov | Food.Mic

Food advertisers are thirsty for attention during the Olympic Games, and a recent interview with a Coca-Cola spokesperson reveals that the brand is targeting Hispanics. Junk food and drink marketers couch multicultural marketing in positivity — but such targeted marketing isn't flattery, it's exploitation. This Food.Mic blog cites PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group's study showing that ads that tap into what kids and teens care about have the potential to create lifelong brand loyalty.

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