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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

Register for Tracking California's 2019 Pesticide Mapping Tool Webinar

December 06, 2019

California Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool

Tracking California's Pesticide Mapping Tool provides the ability for users to view pesticide use information through maps, charts, and tables. With this information, users can explore pesticide use and find their own patterns in the data.

Tune in on Tuesday December 10, 2019 for a webinar featuring an overview of the Pesticide Use Reports (PUR) managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, examples of other data visualizations using PUR data, and an overview of the features of our Pesticide Mapping Tool, and a short demo of the tool in action.  more

HERO Expert Panel on Healthy People 2030

December 05, 2019

Healthy People 2030 is on its fifth decade of creating a framework and a set of national objectives that help create measureable goals and benchmarks to move us toward a more healthy society. This decade, the goal is to have Healthy People objectives adopted broadly: not just by technical and public health individuals, but also the community at large. 

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Applications Open for PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

December 03, 2019

Image: Three people in conversationThe PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is a CDC-funded fellowship that supports promising emerging global public health professionals to develop technical skills needed to respond to today’s public health needs and challenges. The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program builds on a long history of fellowship programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Public Health Institute for students, graduates, and emerging professionals to strengthen the global public health workforce and programs with an emphasis in the areas of epidemiology, HIV prevention, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), strategic information, program management, and surveillance.

Learn more about the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program's 2020-2021 fellowship cohort applications, and related upcoming events to help interested individuals prepare and submit their applications.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: FEMA's Section 504 Disability Access Plan

November 25, 2019

FEMA is engaged in implementing its Section 504 Disability Access Plan to enhance access for people with disabilities and strengthen compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights is leading this effort and will provide an overview of the 504 Plan and the five focus areas: Public Information, training and exercises, publishing the rights of people with disabilities, disaster recovery programs, and facilities. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights seeks to build disability-related capacity within FEMA through the 504 Plan.

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will provide an overview of FEMA's 504 Disability Access Plan and strategies the Agency is employing to address the need for enhanced access for people with disabilities in the five focus areas.  more

"Trans Across Generations" Screening

October 30, 2019

Join a special screening of "Trans Across Generations," a video project featuring transgender people of different generations in conversation about their experiences and the needs of the community.   more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Earthquake Preparedness For Everyone, With Everyone

October 28, 2019

Everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves before, during, and after earthquakes. People with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) or disabilities need to be aware of what steps to take for earthquake preparedness and emergency managers need to be deliberate in including people with disabilities in their advising, education and outreach efforts.

In this webinar on November 14th hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, participants will get an overview of new resources and materials developed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Emergency Managers will learn steps to take to include people with disabilities in preparedness education and drills. This presentation will also highlight a best practice model for providing earthquake preparedness training for and with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Earthquake Preparedness is for everyone with everyone!  more

Connect With PHI at APHA 2019

October 16, 2019

Image: PHI At APHA Digital GuideAre you headed to the APHA conference next month in Philadelphia? We'll see you there! PHI and our programs will be part of 20+ presentations, posters and special events, offering new ideas, research to inform your work, and ways to connect with new partners. 

Browse our APHA Digital Guide, stop by Booth #907 and connect with us on social media.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: The Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI)

October 15, 2019

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According to a 2017 CMS analysis, Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities receive less preventive care than beneficiaries with no disability because health care providers lack accessible exam rooms and/or diagnostic equipment. The purpose of the Centene Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) is to increase the percentage of Centene's providers who meet minimum federal and state disability access standards.

During this webinar from PHI's Pacific ADA Center, representatives from Centene and the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) will provide an overview of the PAI, results to date, and recommend best practices to create a health system that promotes universal access for all.  more

Upcoming Convenings: Learn About the Proposed California Wellness Trust

October 15, 2019

Please join the California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF), Public Health Institute, CA4Health, Population Health Innovation Lab and Northern ACEs Collaborative to learn more about CAPF's proposal for the creation of a California Wellness Trust, share your feedback and hear from local leaders about prevention work happening in your community.  more

CA4Health Workshop: Building Equity Into Everyday Practice

October 08, 2019

PHI's CA4Health is offering a workshop on November 19, 2019 in Chico, CA, to provide capacity building, technical assistance, and coordinated support around key health and equity issues in your work. This day-long event will consist of small teams attending a specific coaching/TA area to workshop a project or concrete idea in your work in the first half of the day. The afternoon session will allow all attendees to engage in shared learning around their topics of choice. The day is designed for you to actively participate in identifying, practicing, and applying strategies to the project or idea you bring, regardless of your topical area of work. Each workshop area will also have one follow-up virtual coaching/TA session for continued learning and application of the concepts.  more

Arianna Sampson, Co-Lead Principal Investigator at PHI's California Bridge, Recognized With "Hero in Healthcare" Award

October 03, 2019

Image: Arianna Sampson and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

Arianna Sampson, co-lead principal investigator at PHI's California Bridge, was recently given the “Hero in Healthcare” award by Marshall Medical Center. “It brought tears to my eyes,” reflects Sampson, “when I saw that multiple nurses I work with in the ER nominated me." In part, this is an acknowledgment of the Bridge model, which Sampson implemented in her hospital just two and a half years ago. "When we started the program people were hesitant but we’ve come full circle to see how worthwhile our efforts have been—the program is working.”

Bridge, a program of the Public Health Institute, is establishing a culture of evidence-based medicine to treat substance use disorders through an accelerated training program for healthcare providers that supports, enhances, and increases access to 24/7 treatment in every community.  more

Fire and Water Study: Drinking Water in the Area Affected by the Camp Fire

October 01, 2019

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The Camp fire in November 2018 burned the towns of Paradise and Magalia, California, and nearby areas, destroying nearly 14,000 homes but leaving about 1,700 standing homes. Returning residents have reported odors and an unpleasant taste in the drinking water. Testing by the local utilities has identified benzene and other VOCs in some parts of the public water distribution systems. 

Led by PHI's Gina Solomon, the Fire and Water Study aims to measure drinking water contaminants in household tap water in homes affected by the Camp fire in Paradise, California. The study is designed to collect information that will inform the recovery in the Camp fire zone, while also helping to prevent future drinking water issues after wildfires.  more

Register for the Next ADA National Network Learning Session: A Disability Justice Approach to Disaster Assistance

September 30, 2019

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, tune in for an interactive virtual workshop on Disability Justice approaches to disaster assistance that recognizes histories of harm and centers communities of color. The session will be co-facilitated by Justice Shorter who serves as the Disaster Protection Advisor for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and Valerie Novack who is currently a Portlight Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Together, they will use Title II of the ADA and the 10 Disability Justice Principles created by Sins Invalid to guide participants through critical questions that call for a nationwide reimagining of more equitable and effective state/local emergency management practices.  more

Announcing the 2019-2020 STAR Collaboration Laboratory Awardees

September 25, 2019

Thank you to the more than 100 global academic institutions who applied to STAR’s Collaboration Laboratory, which supports the pairing of academic institutions in order to develop, test, and codify best practices for successful, sustainable partnerships.

Please join us in congratulating the following four pairs of institutions that will receive USD $15,000 toward the completion of their projects set to begin in October.  more

Join the Next #NetworkCommons: “Larger Than Cities and Towns: Partnering for Health at a Regional Level"

September 17, 2019

The solutions to improve the health of communities often transcend the borders of cities or towns. What do successful cross-sector approaches to health and equity improvement look like when they span different geographical regions? 

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on November 20th for a stimulating #NetworkCommons conversation as we meet three organizations from across the country that are driving innovative regional approaches to improve health outcomes, enhance opportunity, and advance equity. Hear about the economic, cultural and policy forces shaping these dynamic multi-sector partnerships. See more information and registration.  more

IMPT Network Update: September 2019

September 13, 2019

logos: IMPT and CAMI HealthThe Initiative for MPTs (IMPT), a project of PHI's CAMI Health, is a global learning network that aims to advance multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs)—an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception and will improve the lives of women and families worldwide. Tune in on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to hear updates on ongoing IMPT projects and current MPT-related activities.  more

Upcoming Webinar: Pregnancy-Associated Suicide in California, 2002-2012: Findings from In-Depth Case Reviews and Recommendations for Prevention

August 26, 2019

The California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review—a collaborative effort between PHI, the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Branch of the California Department of Public Health and the California Maternal Quality of Care Collaborative—conducted the largest to date, in-depth case review of deaths from suicide among pregnant women and among those who were pregnant within the prior year, between 2002 and 2012. This webinar will highlight the key findings, quality improvement opportunities, and recommendations for prevention.   more

Rise Up California Grantees Announced

August 25, 2019 | Chantal Hildebrand

PHI's Rise Up is funding six projects that were started by leaders from Rise Up's Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator in California. These projects aim to improve girls’ education, reduce gender-based and sexual violence, increase LGBTQ+ access to healthcare, tackle gaps in California’s incarceration system, and protect the rights of women and girls in the Central Valley and the Bay Area.   more

Call for Applications: 2020 National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

August 21, 2019

PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 9th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2020 program year. Since 2012, NLAPH has brought together leaders from diverse sectors including health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement to build their own capacity in order to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity.  more

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