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Continuing the Conversation: Promoting Inclusive Social Dynamics in Mixed-Income Communities

July 15, 2019 | The Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance

Network Commons, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, features discussions concerning what works to uplift community development with a public health focus. In June 2019, BHPN teamed up with the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Mixed Income Strategic Alliance to discuss how mixed-income communities can promote health for all their residents. This blog written by the Mixed Income Strategic Alliance, shares their reflections and learning points from the June Network Commons webinar.

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Press Releases

New Treatment Program Helps Women Significantly Reduce How Much They Drink After Treatment Ends

July 22, 2019

A new clinical trial shows that intensive motivational interviewing (IMI), an intervention that was first used to treat methamphetamine dependence, is highly effective in curbing how much women with alcohol problems drank two months after the program ended with consumption levels sustained at the six-month follow-up. Women who were heavy drinkers experienced the greatest effect. Heavy drinking was defined as drinking 14 or more days to the point of intoxication over the past 30 days. The study from the Alcohol Research Group (ARG), a program of the Public Health Institute, found that IMI produced fewer drinking days and fewer heavy drinking days than the comparison group with trend analysis indicating that the effect would most likely be sustained long term. Other treatment programs have shown only minor to moderate effects that decline over time.  more

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"An accurate census count is a moral and a public health issue": PHI Statement on Supreme Court Census Ruling

June 27, 2019

"There is no 'genuine justification' for adding a citizenship question to the census—it was meant to intimidate, punish and silence U.S. citizens and immigrants, and force a purposeful undercount of some of our most vulnerable residents in order to deny them representation, resources and critical public health services."  more

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Announcements & Events

New ADA National Network Learning Session: "Implementing Disability Access in a Healthcare Setting"

July 15, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act and other Disability Access laws set out principles to follow and implementing these principles requires careful program design. PHI's Pacific ADA Center will host a free webinar on July 25, 2019 to set program strategies for implementing the disability access principles in both inpatient and outpatient settings including operations, policies, accessible medical equipment and physical access.  more

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PHI in the News

All in the Family: What Multigenerational Cohorts Are Revealing about Potential Environmental Impacts on Neurodevelopment

July 18, 2019 | Lindsey Konkel | Environmental Health Perspectives

Is it possible for grandparents who have been exposed to environmental chemicals to genetically pass on health impacts from the exposure to future generations? Dr. Barbara Cohn and colleagues at PHI's Child Health and Development Studies are trying to find the answer as part of their multigenerational data project. Lindsey Konkel reviews the CHDS dataset for the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.  more

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