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Your voice makes a difference

May 13, 2015 | Justin Rausa & Kristania De Leon

Your voice matters in policymaking, but you can’t be heard unless you speak up! That's why, on May 6th, advocates from all across California gathered in Sacramento to learn about and support state policies to promote healthy eating and active living.

Read a recap of the day, and find out how you can get involved by supporting ENACT Day Bill AB 1321, which would double the value of nutrition assistance benefits at farmer's markets and small business retailers when used to purchase Calfornia-grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables.   more

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Press Releases

National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6 – 10, 2015

April 02, 2015

C/NET Solutions of the Public Health Institute joins with other cancer professionals to observe the 19th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6-10, 2015. The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the important role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs.  more

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PHI Statement on Defeat of California Soda Fee

May 12, 2015

The Public Health Institute is deeply disappointed with the California State Assembly Health Committee's failure to pass the Children and Family Health Promotion Program (AB 1357), which would have required a two-cents per ounce fee on sugar-sweetened beverages, with a portion of these funds going to Farm-to-Fork and drinking water initiatives.



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Announcements & Events

Announcing the New PHI Center for Wellness and Nutrition

May 14, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of PHI's new Center for Wellness and Nutrition. The Center builds partnerships to change communities where poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity are prevalent -- empowering people to eat healthier foods, engage in physical activity, and create safer environments where healthy choices are accessible to all.   more

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PHI in the News

Health disparities, assimilation threaten ‘Latino Paradox’

May 08, 2015 | Sammy Caiola | The Sacramento Bee

Genoveva Islas, Director of PHI's Cultiva La Salud, is featured in this Sacramento Bee article which explores a recent health trend in Sacramento's Latino community: Despite the high life expectancy of Sacramento's Hispanic population, new data suggest that the life span advantage will fade as Mexican immigration slows and generations of Latinos assimilate.   more

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