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ADA National Network Learning Session: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning—Projects from the CDC

March 29, 2016

At the federal level, while FEMA gets most of the attention for doing work around emergencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also involved. CDC funds projects that include people with disabilities and other access and functional needs in emergency planning and preparedness. Provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this session will review the efforts of some of these projects, including a presentation from one of the grantees at the Iowa Office of Disability and Health concerning including people with disabilities in disaster drills and exercises.   more

Announcing the 2016 Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit--Application Deadline Extended

March 25, 2016

PHI's FACES for the Future is seeking highly motivated recent high school graduates and college undergraduates who are interested in a career in behavioral health. The Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit is a unique opportunity to gain experience, training and professional development in the behavioral healthcare field. This two-week summer program will provide a participation stipend and a combination of workshops, tours, and guest speakers to advance participants toward their career goals.
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Rise Up Launches Champions for Change Kenya

March 22, 2016 | Rufaro Kangai and Albert Obbuyi, Rise Up

PHI's Rise Up is thrilled to announce the launch of Champions for Change Kenya, a powerful new initiative working to improve the lives and health of young people. In partnership with the AstraZeneca Young Health Program, Champions for Change (C4C) invests in visionary Kenyan leaders and local organizations working to prevent and combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among young people.
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The Future of Global Health 2016

March 18, 2016

Hosted by Global Health Council and the Global Health Fellows Program II, The Future of Global Health 2016 is an event for global health unlike any other. It is a unique opportunity to step outside the usual panel discussion format and engage in meaningful conversation with peers and potential mentors.
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Climate One: Health Hazards of One Degree

March 15, 2016

What is the outlook for public health in a warming world? Is California and the Bay Area prepared to deal with the medical impacts of a hot and crowded world? Join us on April 7th for a Climate One discussion, featuring PHI's Dr. Linda Rudolph.
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Hospitals, Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease: Tackling Hunger to Improve Health

March 11, 2016

The Public Health Institute (PHI) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, ProMedica and the AARP Foundation is conducting a study to identify promising practices in health care to address food insecurity—and we want to hear from you.  more

Call for Applications: Culture of Health Leaders

March 09, 2016 | Daniel Lau, Build Healthy Places Network

PHI's Build Healthy Places Network is proud to be a partner agency in the new Culture of Health Leaders program. This is a new leadership development and funding opportunity for leaders from sectors that influence health—including community development, education, transportation, technology, public health, government, faith/spiritual, business, health care, social service, economic development, urban planning, and others.
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Join Rise Up and Girl Leaders at CSW60

March 01, 2016

Rise Up’s Let Girls Lead (LGL) and Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) programs will join together to amplify girls and young women’s voices at the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).  more

Join the Next #NetworkCommons: Early Childhood and the Role for Community Development

February 26, 2016 | Build Healthy Places Network

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network for the March 15th #NetworkCommons discussion, where three field leaders will discuss the connections between early childhood development and neighborhood environments, and the role for community development in supporting the health and well-being of children and their families. 
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Webinar Highlights Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) Panel at ICFP

February 25, 2016

Join the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) for a webinar on March 8th, highlighting presentations from the panel session presented at the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. The IMPT is a project of CAMI Health, housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI).

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Webinar: FEMA Promising Practice: Establishing Disability Community Preparedness through State and Local Efforts

February 24, 2016

Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for an upcoming webinar on March 10th, featuring two presentations to demonstrate practices in the field that assist in the preparedness of people with disabilities. In the first half, presenters will discuss the development of a statewide task force on emergency management, disability, and functional needs support services (FNSS) issues, including an FNSS toolkit. The second presentation will engage audiences on how CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) Neighborhood Teams can assist local agencies in working collaboratively with the whole community enhancing emergency preparedness for all at the neighborhood level with and for the entire neighborhood.

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PHI Signs Legal Brief Supporting San Francisco SSB Warning Label Law

February 24, 2016

The Public Health Institute joined with other leading health organizations to submit an amicus brief in support of the City and County of San Francisco's new law requiring sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) advertisements to include a warning regarding the adverse health effects of sugary drinks.  more

Prediabetes Epidemic in California–What Now?

February 19, 2016

Register today for the 2016 Prediabetes Conference, happening on March 15th in Sacramento, CA. This conference is hosted by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and cosponsored by the Public Health Institute and others.  more

Accountability Now: RMNCAH Nigeria Summit

February 14, 2016

You're invited to the inaugural Summit on accountability for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health, co-sponsored in part by PHI's Champions for Change. Learn more about the Summit, and find out how you can join the conversation via social media.   more

#NetworkCommons: Social Impact Investing for Better Health

February 04, 2016

How are Community Development Financial Institutions and impact investors working across sectors to invest in health? How can you leverage new financial mechanisms to support your neighborhood-level work? Learn from four community investment experts in the next #NetworkCommons, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on February 25th.  more

Webinar: How to Tell Engaging Stories with Data

February 03, 2016

A great story has the power to change opinions, inspire people, and empower change. Why? Because stories are captivating, they resonate with us, and we remember them. Register for this February 16th webinar from HealthData+, an award-winning partnership from LiveStories and Public Health Institute.
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You're Invited: ENACT Day 2016

February 01, 2016

Make your voice heard! Join us in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 30th to support healthy food and physical activity environments in California and tell legislators that investing in health and safety now will benefit all Californians.  more

UC Berkeley Seminar Series Features Experts from PHI's Alcohol Research Group

January 28, 2016

The Spring Advanced Alcohol Research Seminar, offered from January to May 2016, operates through UC Berkeley and presents research and lectures on epidemiology, prevention and intervention, and theory and methodology related to alcohol and other drugs.
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Announcing the Launch of Rise Up

January 19, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Rise Up, which creates a better future for girls, youth, and women globally. Rise Up builds on the work of PHI's Let Girls Lead, which has transformed the lives of seven million girls since 2009 -- ensuring they can finish school, stay healthy, be safe, and escape poverty.  more

Media Advocacy Training Series With PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group

January 17, 2016 | Berkeley Media Studies Group

Want to become a strong voice for social change? Join PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group for an online media advocacy training series. All webinars are offered for free, thanks to generous support from The California Wellness Foundation.  more

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