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New Study on Alcohol and Breast Cancer Sparks Extensive Media Coverage

February 21, 2013 | Various media


Funding Cuts to SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Threaten Nation's Health, Economy, PHI VP Matthew Marsom Tells KPBS Radio

February 20, 2013 | KPBS Radio in San Diego


ARG Scientists Contribute to Study Showing Alcohol Causes More Deaths Than Melanoma

February 15, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle


PHI's Survey on Rural Obesity Included in KQED Health Blog on Statewide Obesity Poll

February 14, 2013 | KQED State of Health blog


Privatizing Liquor Stores Will Ease Access and Cause More Drinking Problems, ARG's Bill Kerr Says

February 11, 2013 | The Morning Call

Converting from a system of state-owned liquor stores to a private one in Pennsylvania will make alcohol easier and less expensive to buy and lead to more drinking-related problems, ARG’s Bill Kerr told The Morning Call in the state’s Lehigh Valley.  more

PHI Poll of Rural Voter Attitudes about Obesity Covered by Various Local Media

January 31, 2013 | Various media


Lori Dorfman of PHI's BMSG weighs in on the link between violence in the media and real life on New York Times opinion page

January 26, 2013 | New York Times


In Financial Times Lori Dorfman of PHI's BMSG compares Coke's obesity ads to big tobacco tactics

January 25, 2013 | Financial Times


Don't Slash Programs That Make Our Communities Healthier, Mary Pittman Writes in Sacramento Bee Op-Ed

January 23, 2013 | Sacramento Bee


Buenos Habitos = Buena Salud

January 22, 2013 | La Opinion

El Condado de Los Ángeles recibió estos recursos del CTG (Community Transformation Grant) por un monto de $9.8 millones por año, que serán entregados a lo largo de cinco años, mientras que el Condado de Madera recibió $1.25 millones durante el mismo periodo como parte de CA4Health PHI, que cubre los condados rurales en todo el estado.  more

ARG's Tom Greenfield Warns About New Device for Inhaling Alcohol As a Vapor

January 14, 2013 | Daily Mail


PHI's Child Health and Development Studies highlighted in article on research into why Bay Area breast cancer rates are high

January 06, 2013 | San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Hayward Daily Review


PHI comments on fiscal cliff cuts to critical nutrition funding

January 02, 2013 | HuffPostHill

"'This funding cut to the [SNAP-Ed] program undermines and weakens a critical component of our nationwide efforts to address promote healthy eating and prevent chronic disease just as investments to prevent obesity and promote healthy eating are beginning to show results,' Matthew Marsom, an executive with the Public Health Institute, said of the nutrition education program."  more

BMSG asks Nickelodeon to Stop Advertising Junk Food to Kids

December 05, 2012 | UPI.com

U.S. health groups, nutritionists, physicians and other experts called on cable's Nickelodeon and it's parent Viacom to stop hawking junk food to kids.  more

PHI's CA4Health Featured in the Imperial Valley Press for Efforts to Train Community Health Workers

December 05, 2012 | Imperial Valley Press

Spanish-language training workshops, called "Taking Control of Your Health," are preparing promotoras to  encourage and train the community about the proper treatment, management and prevention of common chronic diseases. The workshops are made possible by the support of PHI's CA4Health.


Prevention efforts in Tuolumne County, part of PHI's CA4Health program, featured in Forbes

November 29, 2012 | Forbes

Prevention efforts in California's rural Tuolumne County, part of PHI's CA4Health program, are featured in this Forbes column . The program is funded through the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund.  more

New PHI study spurs important dialogue around breast cancer in California media

November 29, 2012 | Various media

New PHI study spurs important dialogue around breast cancer in California media.  more

PHI's Barbara Cohn comments in SF Chronicle on studies finding toxic flame retardant chemicals in most homes

November 28, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

PHI's Barbara Cohn comments in SF Chronicle on studies finding toxic flame retardant chemicals in most homes .  more

Calaveras County working with PHI to implement Community Transformation Grants

October 12, 2012 | Calaveras Enterprise

Calaveras County communities dig in to put CA4Health to work creating healthy places to live, work and play. Their efforts center on the belief that communities have the power to shape their own health and well-being.   more

Study by PHI's Alcohol Research Group linking neighborhood status to problem drinking featured in U.S. News and World Report

October 10, 2012 | U.S. News and World Report

People who live in low-income neighborhoods in the United States are generally less likely to drink alcohol than those in rich neighborhoods, but certain groups of people in low-income neighborhoods are at increased risk for problem drinking, a new study by PHI's Alcohol Research Group finds.  more

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