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New HIV/AIDS prevention methods for women needed

December 10, 2013 | Bethany Young Holt, Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan | San Francisco Chronicle

PHI's Bethany Young Hold and WHO's Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan make the case for MPTs in an opinion piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle. They address the need for better prevention, call for funding into MPT research, and ask for greater collaboration between HIV and contraception research.   more

Fast Food Popular Among California's Very Young, Fruits and Vegetables Not So Much

December 02, 2013

Fast food continues to be popular among young California children, and many don't eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study led by PHI researchers that has appeared in the news media.   more

Why Businesses Should Invest in Community Health

November 26, 2013 | Mary A. Pittman | as originally appeared in Employee Benefit News

PHI makes the case for why businesses should move beyond just workplace wellness to invest in building healthier communities.   more

More States Will Deregulate Alcohol Sales, ARG's Kerr Predicts

November 05, 2013 | Beer Business Daily

More states will deregulate alcohol sales and allow customers to buy alcohol at private retail outlets instead of at state-owned stores, Alcohol Research Group scientist Bill Kerr, PhD, predicts in a Beer Business Daily article.  more

Many Beers and Wines Have Become Stronger Than You May Realize

October 15, 2013 | HealthDay


Thanks to rising alcohol levels in wine and beer, the drinks served in bars and restaurants are often more potent than people realize, a new report from PHI's Alcohol Research Group shows.

As a result, even conscientious drinkers who stick to a strict one- or two-drink limit could easily find themselves beyond the legal limit for driving or accidentally consuming more alcohol than they want to for good health.  more

First the Mayor, Then the World – the Power of Telling Stories

September 18, 2013 | Emily Teitsworth | The Guardian

Fifteen indigenous girls from a small Guatemala town transformed social norms and public policy in their community by successfully advocating with the mayor to approve and fund policies that support girls' education and health. Two of these girls were then elected to the town council, becoming the first two adolescent girls to...  more

What Happens When We Let Girls Lead?

September 18, 2013 | Forbes



Forbes' GirlQuake Fixer series interviews AGALI's Denise Dunning about Let Girls Lead.   more

On Film: Two Girls Launch Change in Guatemala

September 16, 2013 | Impatient Optimists


Telemedicine Benefits and Health Care Reform

September 16, 2013 | Maya Rhodan | Saving U.S. Health Care With Skype

Center for Connected Health Policy's Mario Gutierrez is interviewed about the benefits of telemedicine as millions prepare to access healthcare under the APatient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  more

Girls Around the Globe Invited to Share Their Stories of Inspiring Leadership

September 13, 2013 | Calgary Herald

An op-ed in the Calgary Herald highlights AGALI's Let Girls Lead film project, which invites girls from around the world to share their stories of inspiring leadership.  more

New AGALI Film Spotlights Success of Guatemalan Girls Trained by the Program

September 04, 2013

PHI's Adolescent Girls' Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI) has produced a new film that is an "inspiring" look at how powerful girl-led advocacy can be and why we need to invest in it, the English-language Guatemala magazine Revue reports in its article "Lights, Camera ... Advocacy."  more

PHI's Linda Rudolph Comments on Obama's Climate Change Plan for The Nation's Health

September 03, 2013 | The Nation's Health

Dr. Linda Rudolph, co-director of PHI's Center for Public Health and Climate Change, comments on President Obama's Climate Change Action Plan for APHA's The Nation's Health.   more

PHI's CA4Health in APHA Public Health Newswire

August 29, 2013 | APHA Public Health Newswire

APHA talks about how Community Transformation Grant (CTG) recipients are telling the story of their work. PHI's CTG program, CA4Health, is featured for its news coverage and videos.  more

Expert Brings Public Health into Climate Change

August 21, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle

As a former director at California's public health agency and now a leader at the Public Health Institute, an Oakland nonprofit, Linda Rudolph has devoted herself to figuring out how state and local governments should handle the health risks of a warmer planet - heatstroke, respiratory diseases, even scarcer nutritious food. 

For her efforts, Rudolph, 62, of Oakland was among 11 national experts on the subject honored by the White House last month.    more

ARG's Lee Ann Kaskutas Says Alcoholics Anonymous Succeeds Regardless of One's Spiritual Beliefs

August 09, 2013 | National Geographic

ARG's Lee Ann Kaskutas says the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-steps program succeeds regardless of a person's spiritual beliefs.  more

CA4Health Supports Free Spanish Chronic Disease Workshops in Tulare County

August 05, 2013 | Fresno Bee

Tulare County Health and Human Service Agency's Public Health Branch and the Public Health Institute will host a series of free workshops on chronic disease self-management in Spanish for community residents.


Berkeley Media Studies Group examines healthy lifestyle ads from big soda corporations

August 02, 2013 | Time Magazine

A critical look at healthy lifestyle advertisements from soda corporations, including a study from PHI's  Berkeley Media Studies Group. Andrew Cheyne explains how these ads work to shift responsibility from the corporations to the consumers themselves.  more

Community Transformation Comes to Solano County

August 01, 2013 | Times Herald Online

Encouraging more students to walk to school and creating safe routes for them, programs for tobacco free living, and chronic health issues management are developing in Solano County as a result of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  more

PHI's Community Transformation Grant Works to Reduce Barriers to Health in Mendocino and Other Rural Counties

July 22, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle

"What we're trying to do is start at the local level and build healthy, safe communities and neighborhoods and reduce health disparities in one form or another," said Mary Pittman, president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Institute. The Oakland nonprofit and the state's Department of Public Health are administering the grant.  more

Glowing Story on Dr. Magana and FACES for the Future on NBC's 'Bay Area Proud'

July 20, 2013 | NBC Bay Area

Disease is a doctor's No. 1 enemy, right?

Not so fast, says Dr. Tomas Magana.

Dr. Magana says, like most physicians, he began his career believing that treating illnesses would be the way he would save his patients lives. But then Dr. Magana, a pediatrician, began practicing medicine in inner-city Oakland.  more

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