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BMSG's Lori Dorfman Talks Soda Taxes in American Journal of Preventive Medicine

February 08, 2013

Public health advocates face formidable challenges in arguing for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. In this article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Berkeley Media Studies Group's Lori Dorfman explains what makes passing a soda tax so difficult and what advocates can do to increase the public's support for such a solution.


PHI Releases New Report on Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Promote Maternal and Newborn Health

November 30, 2012

For women and newborns in many low- and middle-income countries, the rapid expansion of mobile technology infrastructure presents an unprecedented opportunity to increase access to health care and save lives. A new report by PHI's Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health explores the options.  more

Everyone Loves a Quitter: Join the Great American Smokeout, November 15th

November 13, 2012

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — Nearly 1 in every 5 adults. The Public Health Institute supports The American Cancer Society in marking the 37th 'Great American Smokeout' on November 15 and encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.  more

New report by PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group highlights work by Alameda County Public Health Dept. to reduce air pollution and health inequities

November 02, 2012 | PDF

If you want to reduce and prevent health inequities, then you have to tackle their root social, economic and political causes. For busy health departments with tight deadlines and funding constraints, this is no easy task. But BMSG's newest publication, Struggling to breathe: How a health department is working with community members to reduce air pollution and improve health equity in Oakland, shows it can be done.   more

This year PHI will give close to 40 presentations and exhibit 20 posters at APHA. Learn more in the PHI Guide to APHA 2012

October 12, 2012

PHI's programs and projects will be at over 60 presentations, poster sessions and events at this year's APHA. Download the full guide for details.  more

PHI's Center for Public Health and Climate Change at the Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

June 16, 2012

Learn what PHI's Center for Public Health and Climate Change is doing at this week's Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and join the conversation.  more

PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development Has Released Its Annual No Time for Complacency: Teen Births in California Update

May 15, 2012

PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development has released its annual No Time for Complacency: Teen Births in California spring update report and supplemental chart pack.  more

PHI Researchers Detail Exposure of California Children to Secondhand Smoke

October 31, 2011

Almost one million California children under 12 years of age are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research that was co-authored by PHI researchers Sue Holtby and Elaine Zahnd. Read the pdf.  more

PHI's Center for Technology and Aging Awards $475,000 in Grants for Demonstrating Mobile Health Technologies

August 03, 2011

The Center for Technology and Aging has awarded more than $475,000 in grants to five organizations that will demonstrate effective ways to implement mobile health technologies for older adults with chronic conditions. Read the pdf.  more

PHI Develops the Japan Recovery Project to Address the Country’s Most Critical Mental Health Needs in the Aftermath of the March 2011 Disaster

July 14, 2011

PHI establishes the Japan Recovery Project to address the nation's psychological aftershocks in the aftermath of its natural and manmade disasters.  more

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