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PHI's GoJoven Program Celebrates International Youth Day

August 27, 2015

Youth Civic Engagement, the theme of this year’s International Youth Day, embodies the mission and goals of PHI’s GOJoven International Program. In recognition of this important date, watch a new short video highlighting how our program’s graduates and GOJoven alumni associations are advocating and educating youth, adolescents and other stakeholders about sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.   more

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Press Releases

85% of Hospitals Committed to Population Health, says AHA/PHI National Survey

August 24, 2015

As the healthcare sector continues to go through tremendous transformation, an overwhelming majority of hospitals now voice a strong commitment to population health, according to a new national survey of hospitals conducted by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) and the Public Health Institute (PHI). 

Eighty five percent of responding hospitals reported “strong” or “total” commitment to population health, or have population health in their vision statement.


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PHI Statement on President's Clean Power Plan: A "big step toward a clean energy future"

August 03, 2015

The Public Health Institute and its Center for Climate Change and Health join health professionals and health organizations around the country in applauding President Obama's and the Environmental Protection Agency's big step toward a clean energy future with the release of the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is the first ever rule to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from power plant—the largest source of carbon emissions in the U.S. and a critical contributor to climate change.  more

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Announcements & Events

Nora Connors Joins PHI as Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships

August 27, 2015

PHI welcomes Nora Connors as deputy director of public policy & partnerships effective August 31. Based in PHI's Washington, D.C. office, Connors will take the lead in highlighting the impact of PHI and its programs with federal agencies, funders and other partners, while also advancing PHI's policy and advocacy priorities with Congress and the Administration.


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PHI in the News

Seca afeta a saúde emocional e desafia sociedade a usar a água de forma sustentável, afirma especialista dos EUA

August 24, 2015 | R7 Notícias

In this interview with Brazil's R7 Notícias, Linda Rudolph, director of PHI's Center for Climate Change and Health, discusses the historic drought in California and the links between extreme weather events like droughts and climate change. Linda states in the article (in Portuguese) that climate change will increase the frequency, duration and intensity of drought in some regions like California and Brazil, and says physicians and health professionals should help educate policy makers that climate action is health action.  more

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