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Alcohol Research Group Continues to Shine Light on Harmful Impact of Alcohol

July 17, 2014

PHI’s Alcohol Research Group (ARG) has been helping to keep the impact of alcohol in the headlines, while offering policy and programmatic solutions. For over 50 years ARG, a part of PHI since 1997, has studied alcohol use patterns and their relationship to injury, violence and mental health.  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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Without Healthy Women and Girls, No Nation Can Achieve its Full Potential

July 09, 2014

"The Public Health Institute applauds the statement issued by the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the State Department on July 3, reaffirming that women and girls’ empowerment is a key goal of US Foreign Policy.  Gender equality, and the advancement of the status of women and girls, must be part of all diplomatic engagement, foreign assistance programming and partnerships with civil society and the private sector."  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

Research links climate change to health concerns

July 16, 2014 | Helena Independent Record

When many politicians and activist groups discuss climate change, they focus on the environmental impact of rising temperatures, and the ripple effect created by those changes is often left out of the conversation.

One California physician is working to change that.

Dr. Linda Rudolph, co-director of the Climate Change and Public Health Project in the California Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Public Health, recently visited Montana to meet with politicians, activist groups, local governments and others to discuss the impacts that climate change will have on public health.  more

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