Turning great ideas into healthier communities


Q&A with PHI's New Center for Wellness and Nutrition

June 16, 2015

Kamaljeet Khaira, MS, director of PHI's newly launched Center for Wellness and Nutrition, discusses what The Center has to offer communities fighting obesity, and why this work has never been more important.  more

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Press Releases

Liquor privatization in Washington State results in higher prices and availability for consumers

June 24, 2015

Results of a recent Alcohol Research Group study that looked at the effects of privatization of the sale and distribution of liquor in Washington State found spirit prices increased significantly, while prices in the bordering states of Idaho and Oregon only showed small increases. “Our results confirm that replacing a government controlled system with a private system and taxes designed to achieve the same revenues to the state at a given sales level will result in substantially higher prices to consumers on average,” says senior scientist and lead author William C. Kerr of PHI's Alcohol Research Group.  more

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PHI Commends Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

June 29, 2015

The Public Health Institute commends today’s Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case. By protecting the tax subsidies currently received by over 6 million Americans through federally run health insurance exchanges across the country, the ruling helps to ensure that these Americans will continue to be able to afford the healthcare coverage they need.  more

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Announcements & Events

Sue Grinnell joins Population Health Innovation Lab

July 14, 2015

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce Sue Grinnell, MPH, as the  Director of Business Strategy and Technology at PHI’s new Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), effective August 3, 2015. Grinnel joins PHI with 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions working to address issues such as chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health.   more

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PHI in the News

Fresno Group Pushing for More Health Equality

July 21, 2015 | Rick Montanez | ABC30

PHI's Cultiva La Salud and its director, Genoveva Islas, are featured in this television news story by ABC30 about the organization's work to combat chronic disease by promoting healthy eating habits and physical activity in Fresno, California. "It's an alarm that needs to be sounded," said Islas. "We need to take action immediately to stop this from continuing."  more

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