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Ending TB by 2030

December 03, 2019 | Alison Mhazo

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious killer in the world and accounted for 1.5 million deaths last year, despite it being preventable and curable. In September 2018, heads of state and governments met in New York for the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on TB and committed to diagnose and treat 40 million cases and to initiate 30 million people on TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) by 2022. In policy terms, this landmark development was a “focusing event” – a critical moment that brought an unprecedented level of attention to a policy matter.  more

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Press Releases

SNAP-Ed Eligible Moms, Teens, and Kids are Eating More Produce and Drinking More Water

November 20, 2019

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A new study in Public Health Nutrition found that low-income mothers, youth and children in California are eating more healthily. Researchers from the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) and California State University – Sacramento found that SNAP-Ed eligible families added an additional one-third of a cup of fruits and vegetables to their meals daily, and increased water intake by a cup a day between 2015 and 2017. Teens showed the highest increases in consumption of water, fruits and vegetables.  more

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PHI Statement on the Loss of Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson

November 11, 2019

The Public Health Institute mourns the loss of Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, who passed this weekend. The Public Health Institute was proud to call him a health champion and a partner, and we send our deepest condolences to all grieving his loss, most particularly his wife, family and close circle of friends, and colleagues.   more

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Announcements & Events

Save the Date: PHI National Opioid Leadership Summit 2020

December 09, 2019

Image: Save the Date for the PHI National Opioid Leadership SummitSave the date to join the Public Health Institute, host sponsor University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, and colleagues from across the country at PHI's 2020 National Opioid Leadership Summit.

Sign up for first notice about details, early-bird pricing and event registration.  more

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PHI in the News

Paradise Residents Unsure If Their Water Is Safe

November 27, 2019 | Lily Jamali | KQED

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A year has passed since the Paradise Camp Fire, the most destructive fire in the state’s history. Although many residents have returned to their homes, they are now questioning the safety of their water supply. In this California Report segment, reporter Molly Peterson discusses a new study led by PHI’s Gina Soloman, on the state of water in Paradise and Magalia, California, and nearby areas.   more

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