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Don't Miss the Next Network Commons: How to Get into the Partnership Game: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers

May 17, 2018

Everyone seems to be talking about the value of cross-sector partnerships to improve health and well-being, but how can Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and affordable housing developers leverage their assets and expertise for effective partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems? Where do you start?

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on June 12th for a special preview of our forthcoming resource, “Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers” and learn how three cross-sector leaders are building impactful partnerships across the community development and healthcare sectors.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) Town Hall

April 20, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) leads FEMA's commitment to whole-community emergency management by integrating individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. In this session, hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, new FEMA ODIC Director Linda Mastandrea will introduce herself and present FEMA Administrator Brock Long's strategic plan for the Agency. She will discuss how the community can leverage that approach to be successful in collaborating with their state, local, territorial and tribal partners in emergency management.

Please note: This webinar has been postponed until further notice.  more

CA4Health Perspectives Virtual Meet-Up: Food Justice

April 19, 2018

PHI's CA4Health is excited to launch its first topical, virtual meet-up opportunity—CA4Health Perspectives. These events are being created to provide an inviting forum for members across sectors and interests to share, learn, and collaborate around identified areas of interest to the CA4Health community. Tune in to the inaugural event on May 4th, where we'll be discussing food justice.  more

Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field (Webinar)

April 10, 2018

Last fall, PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program (RAMP) released Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field. The document highlights lessons learned from a variety of efforts across select states to increase access to and the sustainability of in-home asthma services.

On Monday, May 7th, from 10:00-11:00 Pacific, RAMP is hosting a webinar for participants to learn more about these lessons related to efforts in California, Michigan, New Mexico and elsewhere. You’ll also learn more about technical assistance available from the National Center for Healthy Housing and partners to help you advance your own work.  more

Webinar: Opportunities and Challenges for Long-Acting MPTs

April 05, 2018

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception that will improve the lives of women and families worldwide. The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, a project of PHI's CAMI Health, is hosting an upcoming technical webinar featuring presentations from Dr. Charles Flexner of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dr. Arnab Chatterjee of the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). Dr. Flexner will discuss employing long-acting delivery methods to develop an MPT that are consistent with the needs of HIV prevention, and Dr. Chatterjee will speak to defining and developing drug substances consistent with the technical requirements of long-acting MPTs.  more

Webinar: CACHE 101

March 08, 2018

The Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE), housed at the Public Health Institute, helps nonprofit hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders translate data into better community investments. CACHE helps users interpret data from Community Benefit Insight, a comprehensive, searchable tool for community benefit data that enables local organizations to assess how hospital resources are allocated, and couple it with existing tools and resources for strategic community benefit implementation.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the Community Benefit Insight tool and complementary resources, ways to leverage existing data, and opportunities to explore further analyses.  more

Webinar: Novel Approaches to Public Health

March 06, 2018

Novel Approaches to Public Health - WebinarTechnology is now an integral part of our every day lives, but are we leveraging it effectively in public health? In this webinar, participants will explore innovative approaches to solving public health problems, learn about emerging trends in technology and other innovations to support improved health, and discover resources and information on technology and innovation. You'll leave with a broader understanding of what is possible, and concrete ways to make tech solutions more grounded and connected to public health.  more

Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation Methods to Tell Your Story (Webinar)

March 01, 2018

When evaluating programs, it’s important to use methods that quantify changes in indicators and outcomes to measure your progress, but understanding why and how those changes are occurring is equally important. Designing evaluations to use both quantitative and qualitative methods makes it possible to understand important, and often unexpected, factors at play in the implementation of programs and interventions.

Join this webinar on March 21 to discover how the Center for Wellness and Nutrition uses quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate programs, and learn how you can use similar methods to tell your story.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Recovery from the Recent Disasters: Lessons for Disability Planning in Remote Areas

February 20, 2018

Any community can become isolated during a disaster even if they aren't directly impacted. Through a historical perspective and actual disaster experiences, three FEMA Regional Disability Integration Specialists will look at the realities of disaster impacts on systems which may already be stretched thin even during regular daily existence; how community partners can play a role in both response and recovery; and how to identify real shortfalls in plans and actual events. Provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will help participants understand the recovery processes for people with access and functional needs (especially people with disabilities) from recent disasters.  more

Launching a “Laboratory” for Local Public Health Decision-Making

February 20, 2018

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and the Public Health Institute will facilitate a “learning laboratory” to support local public health departments in answering difficult questions about financial sustainability and core services.  more

Join Us for ENACT Day 2018

February 15, 2018

Join PHI and partners in Sacramento on Wednesday April 18, 2018 to support healthy food and physical activity environments in California and tell legislators that investing in health and safety now will benefit all Californians. ENACT Day focuses on learning and advocacy in the state capital as Californians come together to advocate for health equity.  more

PHI Launching the Opioid Safety Accelerator Program

February 14, 2018

The California Opioid Safety Network, based in PHI’s Center for Health Leadership and Practice, is launching an accelerator program for 23 local opioid safety coalitions. Spanning 31 California counties, coalitions consisting of dedicated stakeholdersparents, physicians, pharmacists, and professionals in public health, mental health, and law enforcementwill receive expert coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to accelerate their impact. Founded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the California Opioid Safety Network is a community of coalitions working toward the shared goal of reducing opioid addiction and deaths.   more

Announcing Food Waste Prevention Week in California

February 14, 2018

Reducing food waste requires action by partners throughout the food system, including food growers, processors, and retailers. But it also requires action from all individuals as well as agencies, organizations, businesses, and community groups. Learn how you and your organization can get involved with California's first Food Waste Prevention Week held on March 5-9, 2018, including the Food Waste Reduction Hero Photo Challenge. Food Waste Prevention Week founding partners include the Public Health Alliance of Southern California at the Public Health Institute and the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  more

PHI Board Member Nick Macchione to Receive Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award from the Baldrige Foundation

February 05, 2018

This month, the Baldrige Foundation announced that Nick Macchione, a member of the PHI Board of Directors, is the recipient of the 2018 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award, which recognizes leaders who have inspired, encouraged, challenged, and empowered others to achieve performance excellence. Nick Macchione is Agency Director for the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency.  more

Empowering Youth Leaders for Change: Youth-led Participatory Action Research (Webinar)

January 30, 2018

Youth voice and buy-in are imperative to building sustainable, healthy communities. Register for this free 30-minute informational webinar to learn more about YPAR and how these projects can build youth as leaders for change, from PHI's Center for Wellness and Nutrition.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Review of Emergency Preparedness Litigation (Webinar)

January 18, 2018

The ADA was passed before major emergencies such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and Sandy Hook. As a result, the text of the ADA does not specifically reference the ADA's application to emergency preparedness efforts by state and local governments. In this session from PHI's Pacific ADA Center, Barry Taylor will discuss how the courts have interpreted the application of the ADA and other civil rights laws to the issue of emergency preparedness. He will also review the implementation of various emergency preparedness settlements across the country.  more

PHI's FACES for the Future Hosts 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy

January 12, 2018

Apply to be a 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy Student AdvisorFACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, two-week intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training.

Learn more and apply as a participant or student advisor.   more

Mei Wa Kwong Named New Executive Director of PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy

January 12, 2018

Mei Wa Kwong has been named the new Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), a program at the Public Health Institute. Ms. Kwong has been serving as Interim Executive Director since the sudden passing of CCHP’s previous executive director, Mario Gutierrez, in August of 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Kwong was CCHP’s Policy Advisor and the Project Director of the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center.  more

PHI Receives $1.8 Million from NIH to Detect Community-Acquired Antimicrobial Resistance Associated with Food-Animal Production

January 02, 2018

A collaborative research team, led by PHI, has been awarded a $1.8 million, four-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to apply epidemiologic methods and next-generation DNA sequencing to quantify the transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) between food-animals and children living in peri-urban parishes east of Quito, Ecuador—an area where small- and large-scale food-animal production is widespread.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: A Frontline View of the Oroville Dam and Sonoma and Napa Wildfire Disasters (Webinar)

December 21, 2017

Two significant disasters have hit Northern California over the past year: the failure of the Oroville Dam, and the series of wildfires that hit Sonoma and Napa counties and reached into the city of Santa Rosa. Local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) were on the frontlines in the evacuation and sheltering efforts. Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will examine the experience of a local CIL in these disasters.  more

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