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Mary Pittman Appointed to National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Advisory Committee

November 16, 2016

Public Health Institute's President and CEO Mary A. Pittman was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. Dr. Pittman joins a distinguished group of subject matter experts who are charged with helping develop the nation’s disease prevention and health promotion objectives for Healthy People 2030.  more

Tom Greenfield Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

November 03, 2016

As part of the American Public Health Association's 2016 annual conference, Thomas K. Greenfield, scientific director of PHI's Alcohol Research Group, was awarded the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and distinguished career.   more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Working with Disability Partners in FEMA Long-Term Recovery Programs

November 02, 2016

FEMA Disability Integration Advisors work closely with disability partners to ensure they are embedded into all areas of recovery. Disability partners play a crucial role in the long-term recovery of any community. This webinar will feature FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) staff discussing the coordination efforts with local disability partners in recent disasters. Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, learn how the FEMA ODIC assists in the long-term recovery of local communities after a large-scale disaster.  more

Health Care Transformation and Community Development: From Transactions to Shared Problem-Solving (Webinar)

October 28, 2016

As hospitals and other healthcare providers begin to understand their capacity to use more organizational assets to enhance human health and invest in their local communities, new strategic alliances are emerging. The Public Health Institute (PHI) and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) are national organizations working to illuminate the value of those alliance, and the connections between local economic strategies and the social determinants of health. In this webinar, we will explore specific strategies for community wealth building that serve as a path of engagement for providers to also build community health.  more

Global Health Pathways: Three-Part Web Series

October 26, 2016

Join PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition, our Global Health Fellows Program-II and USAID to learn more about launching a career in the Global Health field in this three-part webinar series, Global Health Pathways. The webinars are free and for people of all ages—whether you’re in high school or in college—because it’s never too early to get involved.  more

PHI Taking a Lead in West African Forum on Good Practices in Health

October 25, 2016

PHI program representatives will be joining government, UN and civil society leaders at the 2nd ECOWAS Forum on Good Practices in Health and the Preconference on Adolescent Health, held from October 25-28 in Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast. This year’s Forum theme is particularly relevant to PHI’s global health programs: "Promoting Innovations in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health-related SDGs". PHI's Theresa Effa, Kula V. Fofana, and Esther Azasi will bring their proven expertise in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and uplift PHI's programmatic efforts in the West Africa region during the conference.  more

Upcoming Conference: Diabetes Epidemic in California – What Can Cities Do?

October 18, 2016

Diabetes rates are projected to double in the next five years and California cities will be on the frontline. Join the Public Health Institute and Public Health Advocates at a one-day conference in Pasadena on November 15, 2016.  more

You're Invited: PHI and GHFP-II Joint Reception at APHA

September 30, 2016

Please join the Public Health Institute and our Global Health Fellows Program II for a free reception at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting. Enjoy food, drink, music and lively networking with public health and global health professionals and leaders, as we share successes from last year and look ahead to the year to come.   more

Fellowships Available for the Graduate Research Training on Alcohol Problems

September 30, 2016

Fellowships are available through the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley and the Alcohol Research Group, an NIAAA Alcohol Research Center within the Public Health Institute. Learn more.  more

PHI's Linda Rudolph on "Navigating the Intersection: Western Water, Climate Change & Public Health" Webinar

September 27, 2016

Whether you’re a water utility manager in Colorado, a public health director in California, or a water justice activist in Arizona, climate-driven changes in western water are already having direct impacts on public health. What lies ahead and how do we work together? Find out in this upcoming webinar, hosted by Carpe Diem West and featuring PHI's Dr. Linda Rudolph, director of our Center for Climate Change and Health.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: National Fire Protection Association's Emergency Evacuation Planning for People with Disabilities

September 26, 2016

General advice about major disasters says each of us will very likely need to take care of ourselves for the first 24 to 72 hours. The former chair of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Disability Access and Review Committee said " Every one of us should be prepared to take some responsibility for our own safety regardless of our circumstances." To that end, the NFPA has created the Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities which provides assistance to people with disabilities, their employers, building owners and managers, and others as they develop emergency evacuation plans that integrate the needs of people with disabilities. This guidance can be used in all buildings, whether old or new. This webinar will review the 2nd edition of this Planning Guide and provide major topics and updated materials, and is hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center as part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series, Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.

Please note: This webinar has been rescheduled to October 27th, 2016.  more

10th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

September 23, 2016

Join the Public Health Institute's (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition at the 10th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in Houston, TX on November 13-15, 2016.

Look for us at our presentation and post-session workshop, and stop by our booth to find out more about our work. 

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See PHI's Michael Dimock at the 2016 Farm Tank Summit

September 15, 2016

Food Tank, in partnership with the Visit Sacramento, Farm-to- Fork Program, and University of California- Davis, is excited to announce the 1st annual Farm Tank Conference at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This two-day event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field, interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees. Catch PHI's Michael Dimock as the closing keynote speaker.  more

Webinar: How to Use Your Diverse Skills for a Global Health Career

September 15, 2016

Global health (GH) is a field with a wide range of opportunities in diverse technical areas. From HIV/AIDS prevention to supply chain management, GH offers an avenue for 21st century leaders to solve complex global challenges by leveraging diverse skill sets from all backgrounds. Join the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II on September 28th, 0as we explore what it takes to become a successful global health leader by building on the skills you already have. Our interactive webinar discussion features seasoned global health professionals with backgrounds in Information Technology (IT), advocacy, and communications.   more

PHI's Denise Dunning Selected for The 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders Award

September 13, 2016

PHI's Denise Dunning, PhD, MPA, has been named in the 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. Dr. Dunning,the founder and executive director of PHI’s Rise Up program, was recognized for her exemplary leadership to advance family planning and reproductive health.  more

Rise Up at UNGA and the Clinton Global Initiative

September 09, 2016

PHI's Rise Up delegation is heading to the upcoming 71st session of the UN General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative to amplify girls and young women’s voices. The group features inspiring leaders and powerful public speakers who are empowering girls across Africa to achieve gender equity, end child marriage, and lead movements for change.  more

Changing the Discourse about Community Violence: To Prevent It, We Have to Talk about It (Webinar)

September 08, 2016

It will be easier to make the big changes our communities need to prevent violence if we change the narrative around it, and make prevention a visible part of the conversation. Join Berkeley Media Studies Group and Prevention Institute, with support from the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Department, for a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. PT to discuss our recent study on news portrayals of community violence.  more

Join the Next #NetworkCommons: Community Development and Health Joining Forces—Examples from BUILD Grantees

September 07, 2016

How can community development financial institutions (CDFIs) help health and community development join forces? Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on October 5th for an interactive conversation exploring how communities across the country are leveraging CDFIs and other community development organizations to improve population health.

 
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Webinar: Healthy Cities in the Era of Climate Change

September 06, 2016

Climate change and public health are inextricably linked. The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change calls climate change "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century." In this webinar, which includes expertise from PHI's Linda Rudolph of the Center for Climate Change and Public Health, panelists will explore the possibilities for “win-win” solutions to climate change and health.  more

Webinar: Staying Compliant Selling Foods and Beverages in California Schools

September 02, 2016

New federal requirements for competitive foods and beverages in schools, layered on top of pre-existing California law, have made it complicated to figure out whether you can sell a specific food or beverage in your school. PHI's California Project LEAN has updated its California Competitive Food and Beverage Compliance Calculator to serve the California school community and this webinar will explain how to use it to make sure foods and beverages meet state and federal standards.  more

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