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Announcing the New PHI Center for Wellness and Nutrition

June 11, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of PHI's new Center for Wellness and Nutrition. The Center builds partnerships to change communities where poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity are prevalent -- empowering people to eat healthier foods, engage in physical activity, and create safer environments where healthy choices are accessible to all.   more

Californians Support More Money for Low-Income Families to Buy Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Foods

June 10, 2015

Ninety percent of participants in California’s nutrition assistance program and 92 percent of non-participants support an increase in the amount of money CalFresh recipients have to spend on fresh produce, according to an article published by the American Journal of Public Health.   more

Diversity, Innovation, and Tri-Sector Partnership in Global Public Health

June 02, 2015

Tune in on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to learn how today’s most pressing global public health challenges are being addressed with innovative global collaboration.   more

PHI's Barbara Cohn Awarded Zero Breast Cancer's the Honor Thy Healer Community Breast Cancer Research Award

May 13, 2015

We are honored to announce that PHI's Barbara Cohn, Director of our Child Health and Development Studies, received the Honor Thy Healer Community Breast Cancer Research Award from Zero Breast Cancer. The Honor Thy Healer awards recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the understanding of breast cancer and the healing process and community health.  more

How You Can Help in Nepal

April 27, 2015

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. PHI encourages donations to support relief efforts by the American Red Cross.

Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.  more

Register for ENACT Day 2015

April 24, 2015

The annual ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day brings community members and advocates from all over California together in Sacramento to learn about and support state policies promoting nutrition and physical activity.   more

PHI's GOJoven Presents at YTH Live Conference April 28 in San Francisco

April 22, 2015

Our GOJoven program presents at YTH Live, the premier conference for trailblazing technology advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults and other underserved populations.  more

Save the Date! California Cancer Reporting Conference “2015 & Beyond”

April 14, 2015










Save the Date! California Cancer Reporting Conference “2015 & Beyond”: September 1, 2015


PHI Fellow awarded Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur

March 24, 2015 | Roger Shaff

Dr. Mulu Muleta, a former PHI IFPLP Fellow, has been awarded the Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for her commitment toward the health of women in impoverished areas of Africa.


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.


Genoveva Islas Joins California Health Benefit Exchange

March 05, 2015

Genoveva Islas has been appointed to the California Health Benefit Exchange. 

Islas has been program director at the Public Health Institute’s Cultiva La Salud, formerly the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, since 2006. She was an area field representative at the California Department of Public Health, California Diabetes Program from 2004 to 2005. Islas was an adjunct faculty member at Bakersfield College from 1997 to 2005 and health education-cultural linguistics supervisor at Kern Health Systems from 1993 to 1999. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University.  more

Kevin Barnett to Present Guidance on Health Needs Assessment Reporting at Community Commons Forum

February 06, 2015

PHI's Kevin Barnett will present guidance on conducting the second round of community health needs asssessment (CHNA) reporting during a 19-minute web forum hosted by Community Commons on Wednesday, February 18, at 11 am PST. The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to prepare CHNA reports.  more

PHI Expands Dialogue on Community Health Workers with New Releases

February 04, 2015

Despite its tremendous potential, the engagement of community health workers (CHWs) by healthcare institutions remains limited. This week PHI releases a report, discussion paper and short video that make the case for how and why we should bring CHWs into the mainstream of healthcare delivery in California and beyond.  more

Magaña Honored with Hispanics in Philanthropy Giver Award

January 22, 2015

Tomás Magaña, MD, founding director of PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition, has been named a 2015 HIP Giver by the organization Hispanics in Philanthropy. The honor is given to "living examples of generosity, kindness and entrepreneurial spirit that binds together our families, our communities and the Americas." He and other recipients will be honored February 27 at the Celebrate Giving, Strengthen Latino Leadership conference and gala in San Francisco.  more

Join Us: 2015 Open Houses

December 26, 2014

Join PHI at our annual winter open houses, in Oakland on January 26 and in DC on February 10. RSVP to save your space.  more

BEST: Berkeley Evaluation of Soda Tax Study

December 05, 2014

The Public Health Institute  (PHI) has received funding from the University of North Carolina and a private non-profit foundation to evaluate the implementation of the recently approved soda tax in Berkeley, California, the nation's first such significant excise tax on sugary drinks.   more

U.S. Climate and Health Alliance Event at APHA on Nov 17

November 05, 2014

Join the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance and the APHA Climate Change Topic Committee for a lively conversation at the annual APHA meeting.  more

Douglas Jutte Authors Health Affairs Articles

November 04, 2014

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH, executive director of PHI's Build Health Places Network, co-authored two articles in the November issue of Health Affairs, which is just out and examines new possibilities created by the alignment of the fields of health and community development.  more

New Initiative Aligns Health Equity and Development

October 17, 2014


From childcare to jobs, healthy food to chronic disease prevention, community development to transit, many U.S. communities are investing in health and equity in our most vulnerable communities. But could they be doing it better? How can communities align similar interventions for greater impact and less cost? 

The Public Health Institute (PHI), in partnership with The Reinvestment Fund and with a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation, announces the launch of Alignment for Health Equity and Development (AHEAD), led by PHI Senior Investigator Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP.   more

2015 Call for Applications: National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

October 14, 2014

The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is an innovative approach to leadership development that brings together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to advance their leadership skills, build stronger collaborations, and move toward health equity in their communities.  All applications must be submitted by November 25, 2014 by 5pm PST.  more

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