<p>
    Topics page intro</p>
 


Alcohol

With more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies, PHI’s highly regarded epidemiological research on substance abuse identifies gaps in knowledge an...

View Details »

Asthma

Asthma is a major health issue in the United States and across the globe—impacting adults and children, and resulting in acute and sever...

View Details »

Cancer

According to the WHO, cancer is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 mill...

View Details »

Chronic Disease

Chronic, non-communicable diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, obesity, and diabetes—are responsible for close to 75 percent...

View Details »

Climate Change

The Public Health Institute considers climate change to be one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. We are dedicated ...

View Details »

Community Development

Many of the social determinants that shape health also are tied to poverty, such as employment, education, housing, and the built environment. The ...

View Details »

Community Health

Many local environments—especially in low-income communities—limit access to healthy foods and provide few opportunities for physi...

View Details »

Diabetes

Diabetes poses a major health threat and burden to people across the world, and contributes to rising—but often preventable—health care...

View Details »

Disability

People with disabilities make valuable contributions to their communities. They have the right to full and unrestricted participation in society. I...

View Details »

Food Security

Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases have become severe economic and health threats to both adults and children—increasing the costs of ...

View Details »

Health Equity & Social Justice

Our health and wellbeing are directly impacted by our community environments. Unfortunately, not all environments are designed to promote and suppo...

View Details »

Health in All Policies

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decisio...

View Details »

Heart Disease

Poor diet and physical inactivity are among the leading causes of preventable death in California and play a major role in a host of chronic diseas...

View Details »

Law & Policy

The Public Health Institute believes in the power of laws and policies to improve public health outcomes by changing community environments to bett...

View Details »

Media & Communications

The Public Health Institute understands that the ways in which the public’s health is presented in the media shapes our understanding of...

View Details »

Nutrition & Diet

The Public Health Institute views nutrition and diet as fundamental building blocks to good health. We are committed to reducing obesity and improv...

View Details »

Obesity Prevention

The obesity epidemic is a growing threat to our nation's long-term health, with communities of color and low-income populations disproportionat...

View Details »

Physical Activity

Physical inactivity contributes to many of the leading causes of preventable death, and plays a major role in a host of chronic diseases and health...

View Details »

Population Health

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, fro...

View Details »

Public-Private Partnerships

The Public Health Institute is committed addressing emerging global and national public health issues, and tackling the most significant public hea...

View Details »

Reproductive & Sexual Health

Giving women control over their childbearing and reproductive health gives them control over their lives. Policies and programs that support girls ...

View Details »

Rural Health

Rural communities face unique challenges to accessing quality health care and implementing sustainable policies to improve health outcomes. Many pu...

View Details »

School-based Efforts

The Public Health Institute champions community-based health solutions, working with partners to advance policy and environmental change strategies...

View Details »

Social Determinants of Health

Malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger often go hand-in-hand with obesity and chronic disease. Many vulnerable families live in neighborhoods tha...

View Details »

Technology & mHealth

At the forefront of using technology to transform public health practice, the Public Health Institute builds the evidence base for applying digital...

View Details »

Tobacco

Despite major gains in the tobacco control and prevention movement, tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United State...

View Details »

Violence Prevention

As an organization working to promote the health and well-being of all people, the Public Health Institute recognizes the tremendous threat that al...

View Details »