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Webinar: Enhancing Patients' Access to Care in South Carolina

August 25, 2016

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, and PHI's California Rare Disease Surveillance Program invites you to attend a webinar featuring sickle cell disease expert Dr. Julie Kanter-Washko discussing South Carolina's efforts to enhance patients' access to care.  more

Knowledge Camp Webinar: Data and Storytelling

August 18, 2016

Data and storytelling are important tools that your Accountable Communities of Health can use to set the course for shifts in behaviors, practices and policies. Join us on August 23 to discuss how your team can combine data, strategy and storytelling using HealthData+.  more

Mobile Outreach Services: Addressing Inequities in Access to Family Planning Services and Commodities

August 10, 2016

Learn more about mobile outreach services in a web forum presented by the IBP Initiative, which PHI currently chairs. Hear from experts with experience designing, implementing, and advocating for mobile outreach services, which evidence demonstrates can enhance access to information, services, and contraceptives and strengthen local health workers’ knowledge and skills.   more

Webinar: Disaster Behavioral Health & People With Access & Functional Needs: Resources from SAMHSA

August 04, 2016

Persons with physical and mental health disabilities, the deaf and hard of hearing, those with visual impairments and many others have unique access and functional needs that must be addressed as a part of a 'whole community' approach to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and this includes incorporating available and accessible behavioral health resources into emergency management operations.

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this session will provide an introduction to disaster behavioral health and overview of resources from the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration that emergency managers, providers, and the public at large can utilize year-round, during and immediately following disaster events, and during long term recovery.  more

See PHI at the Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium

July 27, 2016

Join healthcare, public health, and community development leaders for the Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium, hosted by the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations. Hear from leaders working at the intersection of community development and health, including PHI's Doug Jutte and Kevin Barnett as keynote speakers.  more

Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for a CASp Exam Preparatory Course

July 26, 2016

The Pacific ADA Center is pleased to present training for the 2016 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) exam, designed to meet the public's need for experienced, trained, and tested individuals who can inspect buildings and sites for compliance with applicable state and federal construction-related accessibility standards.

This comprehensive four-day training covers both state and federal accessibility requirements and will prepare attendees for the October 12, 2016 CASp Exam. Attendees can be anyone preparing to sit for the exam. This can include architects, building officials, contractors, design professionals, disability access specialists, engineers, inspectors and plan reviewers. There is an increasing amount of CASp survey and report work for those who become certified inspectors.  more

Join PHI at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 18, 2016

PHI programs and fellows attending AIDS 2016, including CAMI Health, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA), GOJoven International, Global Health Leaders, and Youth Champions Initiative, will take an active role in presenting in the youth preconference, on panels, in workshops and satellite events. View an overview of their presentations and sessions, and find ways to connect in person or follow along online.  more

NACCHO 2016 Keynote Panel Features PHI's Linda Rudolph

July 18, 2016

Every year, local health department professionals gather at NACCHO Annual to share opportunities and challenges, learn how to adopt best practices, engage with federal and local partners, and gain insights from public health experts.

Join PHI's Linda Rudolph for this year's closing panel, Slow Violence, Health Inequity and the Future Well-Being of Communities,  which will focus on the ways in which health inequitywhich often takes decades to manifest its full impactis a form of slow violence, whereby whole communities have devastation visited upon them.  more

ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series: Strategies for Effective Communication with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Emergencies

July 13, 2016

Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for a presentation exploring practices for effective communication with people with disabilities in emergencies. The first is a partnership between Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College and the State of Florida to provide a course entitled Effective Strategies for Communicating With People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Other Access and Functional Needs. Speakers will provide an overview of objectives and course content, as well as discuss the interactions and the purpose of this training as a face-to-face workshop instead of distance learning and why.  more

Web Forum: Communicating Effectively with Policymakers

July 05, 2016

Part two of a new series, this web forum—hosted by Dialogue4Health, CA4Health and the Center for Health Leadership and Practice—will focus on discussing your issues effectively with policymakers without jeopardizing restricted funding, and on what types of messages resonate with them.  more

PHI's RAMP Receives HUD Award for Achievements in Healthy Housing

June 16, 2016

PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program has received the 2016 Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes on behalf of the California Healthy Housing Coalition. The Award recognizes excellence in healthy housing innovation and achievement.  more

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 2016 West Coast Update Conference

June 09, 2016

PHI's Pacific ADA Center announces the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 2016 West Coast Update Conference on July 25 to July 26th, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California.  more

Stakeholder Health: Book Release Reception, June 28th

June 06, 2016

The Stakeholder Health movement is not one practice or innovation.It is something more fundamental – based upon the belief that decent, efficient, and effective approaches to health care and health improvement are possible, if we engage partners at community scale. Come and join us after work for beverages, hors d’oeuvres and to hear highlights from authors of selected chapters from Stakeholder Health: Insights from New Systems of Health. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book on site.  more

Framing the Message: Talking about an issue in a way that your potential supporters and allies can understand

June 02, 2016

We all need to be able to explain the complex issues surrounding our efforts in public health with clarity and purpose. Communicating with various stakeholders also means being able to shape those messages for your audience. This web forum, hosted by PHI's Dialogue4Health, CA4Health, and the Center for Health Leadership and Practice, will help you to frame your message(s) using the Framing the Message Tool from Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) as a guide.  more

Join the Next Network Commons Discussion: How Can Hospitals Improve Neighborhoods?

May 25, 2016

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on June 27th to hear how hospitals are reinvesting in neighborhoods, and how the healthcare sector can leverage the community development sector to improve health and well-being—featuring PHI CEO and President Mary Pittman.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Cal OES Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) Web Map—Integration Through Innovation

May 24, 2016

A key component of disaster response is the capability to rapidly identify and deploy the resources needed before, during and after emergencies. These resources, which are limited in number and availability, are critical to an effective response and essential to supporting individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in impacted areas. Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for a webinar on how to use the Cal OES Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) Web Map to enhance and streamline emergency response plans and use the tool to identify specific resources and assets for access and functional needs.  more

ARG Scientists Present at the 2016 Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society

May 24, 2016

Researchers from PHI's Alcohol Research Group are heading to Stockholm for the Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) running from May 30 to June 3, 2106. The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers involved in alcohol studies to exchange ideas about their ongoing research. The scope of the symposium includes studies of determinants and consequences of drinking, drinking culture and drinking patterns, and social and institutional responses to drinking related harms, prevention and care.  more

Webinar: California Environmental Health Tracking Program's Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool

May 24, 2016

Where are agricultural pesticides applied within California? How many are used near a specific location? Has pesticide usage increased or decreased over time?

Join PHI's California Environmental Health Tracking Program on June 15th to learn how to use their new Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool to find the answers to these questions and more.  more

Join PHI at Women Deliver

May 11, 2016

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, taking place in May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about the conference and PHI program participation.  more

PHI Board Member Claire Brindis Receives Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

May 06, 2016

PHI board member Claire Brindis, DrPH, MPH, has been selected to receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Faculty Mentoring Program. She is being recognized for her commitment to mentoring across the academic lifecourse, from students through senior faculty and researchers across disciplines.  more

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