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The Things That Unite Us: A Reflection

March 25, 2015 | Julie Mellin

On March 13, coinciding with the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women, PHI's Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) co-organized* an intergenerational discussion among activists who work for health, rights, and justice for all people – particularly those who are most marginalized.  more

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Press Releases

Where are Californians the Healthiest? 2015 County Health Rankings Map Differences in Health Across State

March 25, 2015

Marin is the healthiest county in California and Sierra is the least healthy, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Read more about this year's Rankings and explore an interactive data visualization tool developed by PHI with LiveStories to help counties quickly examine obesity data.  more

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Public Health Institute and California Project LEAN Reiterate Support for Federal Soda Tax Bill

March 26, 2015

"The Public Health Institute and California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) once again commend the leadership of U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for today’s reintroduction of the Sweet Act, groundbreaking federal legislation which will create new incentives for manufacturers to reduce the sugar content of sweetened beverages.   more

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Announcements & Events

Web Forum, 3/19: Advancing Prevention and Population Health

March 19, 2015

Join Dialogue4Health Thursday, March 19 for a Web Forum co-hosted by American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America's Health to learn about cultivating partnerships, supporting continued investments in prevention and population health, and building a culture of health.


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PHI in the News

What Causes Breast Cancer? These Mothers and Daughters May Hold a Clue

February 11, 2015 | WNYC

Dr. Barbara Cohn, Director of the Child Health and Development Studies at the Public Health Institute, spoke about her cross-generational studies looking at connections between environment, cancer and other diseases, on NPR Morning Edition and on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show.   more

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