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“Equity can happen anywhere:” California’s SGC Adopts Racial Equity Action Plan

May 02, 2019

SGC Deputy Director Jessica Buendia, presenting the REAP to SGC.On April 30, 2019, California’s Strategic Growth Council (SGC) adopted an historic Racial Equity Action Plan with a unanimous vote, endorsement that is multisectoral and at the highest levels of California state government.   more

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Press Releases

PHI Ranked One of 50 Best Nonprofit Workplaces in the Nation

April 01, 2019

The Public Health Institute was named today as one of the 50 "Best Nonprofits To Work For" by The NonProfit Times, a nonprofit business management publication. This is the third time PHI has applied for the award, and the third time it has received the recognition. 

“To be a great place to work, PHI first takes care of its employees, who in turn do great work,” said PHI President and CEO Mary A. Pittman, DrPH. “Our 600+ employees are our greatest asset and the driving force behind what we do. This award affirms our commitment to providing a workplace that supports employee development, provides excellent benefits, and creates a community of committed colleagues who share ideas, exchange best practices and celebrate each other.”  more

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"Truth and Evidence < Deep Pockets, Deceptive Tactics": PHI statement on AB138 Delay

April 22, 2019

"AB138, the California Community Health Fund bill authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom and co-sponsored by the Public Health Institute that would have added a two cent tax to soda purchases, has been named a "two-year" bill. This would hold the bill in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee ensuring it won't move forward through the legislative process until next year."



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Announcements & Events

PHI Sacramento Office Recognized as Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace

May 14, 2019

On May 14, the Public Health Institute’s Sacramento office was recognized with a 2019 Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award, an honor given to Sacramento businesses that have exemplary workplace support for their breastfeeding employees and a written lactation accommodation policy that is communicated to all employees.  more

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PHI in the News

What Three Generations of California Families Can Tell Us About the Links Between Our Health and Our Environment

May 16, 2019 | Lindsey Konkel | Originally published by Ensia

Now in its seventh decade, PHI's Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) is one of the world’s longest running and likely one of the most diverse familial health studies. This Ensia piece recounts the stories for the participants of the CHDS. All volunteer participants have contributed their data to help answer some questions relating to the medical and scientific knowledge about pregnancy, childbirth, and child development, and have added to available scientific information concerning adult health and disease.  more

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