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Dr. Thomas Clausen in residence at ARG as Fulbright Fellow

June 04, 2014

Dr. Thomas Clausen will be in residence at PHI's Alcohol Research Group as a Fulbright Fellow from 8/1/14-6/30/15. 

Dr. Clausen is a professor at the Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research at the University of Oslo in Norway . He received both his MD and PhD from the University of Oslo. His research interests include treatment modalities for substance abuse, including Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT), and their effectiveness at reducing dependence, mortality and criminal activity. He is also interested in alcohol use and mental health in developing countries, particularly in Africa. He has a current appointment as a National Expert to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction for Norway, and an ongoing collaboration with the WHO to investigate alcohol use and health outcomes using data from the Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE). 

He will collaborate with ARG Scientists also working with SAGE data during his residency at ARG.   more

CDC Funding Opportunities

June 03, 2014

Join PHI, Trust for America's Health, Prevention Institute, California Endowment and other partners committed to bringing best practices, lessons learned and shared principles of prevention to new CDC prevention funding opportunities. Sign up to receive notice of upcoming related web forums and funding updates.  more

ARG's Paul Gilbert Receives University of North Carolina Honor

April 23, 2014

Alcohol Research Group postdoctoral fellow Paul A. Gilbert, PhD, MSPH, has been awarded a prestigious Impact Award for research that benefits North Carolina by the Graduate School of the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill.  more

The Power of Story & Stories of Power: April 10

April 04, 2014

Join the Public Health Institute (PHI), PHI's Let Girls Lead & the Bay Area Alliance for Women and Girls for The Power of Story & Stories of Power on April 10 in San Francisco.


PHI Board Member John Seffrin Will Retire from American Cancer Society

March 28, 2014

The Public Health Institute congratulates board member John Seffrin, PhD, on his announced retirement as chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. He has been a giant in the battle against tobacco and cancer both in the U.S. and internationally.  more

PHI Remembers Former Employee Patricia Spear

February 19, 2014

Last week PHI sadly learned that Patty Spear, previous director of PHI’s Grants and Contracts Department and Institutional Review Board (IRB) administrator, passed away.  more

PHI Annual Open Houses

February 04, 2014


In 2014, the Public Health Institute marks its 50th anniversary. We invite you to join us as we start the celebrations at our annual winter open house receptions. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 5–7:30PM , Oakland 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 5–7:30PM , Sacramento 


2014 Women's Policy Summit: Advancing Women's Health, Wealth & Power

January 16, 2014

Join PHI's California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF) and Keynote Speaker Sandra Fluke this January 16th in Sacramento, at the Women's Policy Summit, a major policy forum held in the State's Capital to help launch the legislative session with proposals to advance the health, wealth and power of women and girls in all of their diverse communities. This year we add a special focus on implementation: How can we be sure that laws supportive of women and girls are translated into programs and practices?  more

Lynn Silver Joins PHI

December 17, 2013

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Lynn Silver MD, MPH, is joining PHI as a Senior Advisor for Chronic Disease and Obesity, and as the Director of PHI's Project LEAN. Dr. Silver will be working to leverage PHI's existing work and assets into a coordinated platform that will maximize reach and impact. She will build on Project LEAN's strong legacy of success achieved over more than two decades, particularly in the policy arena. She will also enhance and strengthen PHI's portfolio of programs in chronic disease, obesity prevention and global NCDs, with a particular emphasis on aligning existing domestic and global health programs.    more

PHI’s Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS to present at ICASA

December 05, 2013

PHI’s Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS (GYCA) will present a talk titled "Inter-generation Dialogue for Achieving Zero New Infections in Africa" at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Cape Town, South Africa on December 9.  more

Creating a Climate for Health: Addressing Climate Change in Public Health

October 23, 2013

Hosted by the Public Health Institute In partnership with the California Department of Public Health 
Wednesday, December 11th 10am - 4pm 
The California Endowment; 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor Oakland, CA 
Register now.  more

Join PHI at APHA 2013 in Boston

October 15, 2013

Join PHI and our Global Health Fellows-II program at our annual APHA social reception on November 5 and download our Guide to PHI at APHA 2013. See you in Boston!  more

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

October 04, 2013

The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is an innovative approach to leadership development that brings together teams of leaders from multiple sectors to advance their leadership skills build stronger collaborations and move towards health equity in their communities. All applications must be submitted by November 26, 2013.  more

Join Us at the World Affairs Council on October 9

October 01, 2013

Let Girls Lead will hold its west coast launch of the Global Girls' Conversation on October 9 at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco in honor of the International Day of the Girl.   more

Training Opportunity - Getting Smart About Getting Grants

September 09, 2013

Long-time grant specialist Harvey Chess will deliver a condensed, one-day training on developing effective grant proposals on September 26. The training is organized by CAN-Act with funding from the Network for a Healthy California.  more

Event: Dr. Rishi Manchanda and 'The Upstream Doctors'

July 15, 2013

Public Health Institute, in partnership with Prevention Institute, the Center for Care Innovations,  UCSF's Institute for Physician Leadership and HealthBegins, is pleased to welcome Dr. Rishi Manchanda on July 15th in celebration of the new TED Book, The Upstream Doctors. Join us at the Prevention Institute office:

Prevention Institute
221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Monday, July 15, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)   more

Genoveva Islas-Hooker Appointed to California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley

June 21, 2013

PHI congratulates Genoveva Islas-Hooker, a leader in efforts to create healthier communities in the state's Central Valley, on her appointment today to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.   more

Genoveva Islas-Hooker Steps into Key CTG Coordinator Position

June 06, 2013

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Genoveva Islas-Hooker is its new Community Transformation Project Coordinator, effective June 1, 2013.  Genoveva brings a wide range of experience in the field of public health to her new role in coordinating efforts across Community Transformation Grant recipients in California.


AGALI's Denise Dunning to Speak at UN Foundation's Girl Up Leadership Summit

June 06, 2013

Denise Dunning, director of PHI's AGALI program, joins an impressive lineup of speakers at the UN Foundation’s 2nd annual Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., from June 10 to 12. The Leadership Summit will bring 150 youth supporters from across the United States to focus on its mission of uniting girls for global change.  more

Request for Applications: Creating a Climate for Health Pilot Projects

April 10, 2013

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is pleased to release a Request for Applications for Creating a Climate for Health Pilot Projects.

With funding from the Kresge Foundation, PHI will support pilot projects in three geographically diverse, urban communities in California to demonstrate approaches to incorporate climate change into current public health program practice and/or to enhance public health participation in on-going local climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience work. Each grantee will be awarded $20,000 for 12 months of work within the state of California. The purpose of the pilot projects is to develop models that can be held up, scaled up, and replicated that simultaneously address climate change and community health and health equity. Projects can be new or complement existing projects.  more

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