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PHI's GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Fellow Joseline Velásquez Morales Recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018

January 03, 2019 | Katherine Sham and Susanna Moore

Congratulations to Joseline Velásquez Morales, GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Association graduated fellow and colleague, who was recently recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018 for her work with the Association. The GOJoven Guatemala Association was formed in 2014 by local youth leaders trained under PHI’s GOJoven International program between 2004 and 2012.

Learn more about Joseline's work in Guatemalan communities to help educate girls and young women about sex and eradicate forced marriages and teen pregnancies.  more

Submit Comments for Healthy People 2030

December 06, 2018


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030.  This public comment period will allow comments on the proposed HP2030 objectives and members of the public can also propose their own objectives.  more

California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program Now Covers Over 85% of Population

December 03, 2018

The California Opioid Safety Network (COSN) at PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice has added 8 new coalitions—covering 7 counties and 1 tribe—to its statewide Accelerator Program. Launched in February 2018, the Accelerator Program offers expert coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to local opioid safety coalitions across the state of California to help strengthen their impact. The addition of these new coalitions brings the total to 32 coalitions participating in the Accelerator Program, covering over 85% of the California population (almost 33 million people).  more

Call for Applications: Youth Champions Initiative

November 27, 2018

PHI's Rise Up is launching the third cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative, in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is an exciting initiative that is advancing innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Through YCI, Rise Up invests in young champions who are leading the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice (SRHRJ) movement now and for the next generation.  more

Call for Applications in California: Gender Equity Initiative

November 06, 2018

PHI's Rise Up is thrilled to launch a call for applications for the Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) in California. We invite applications from civil society, grassroots, and non-profit organization leaders based in 14 counties in California to participate in Rise Up’s intensive Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator Workshop and be part of the first cohort of Rise Up leaders in California. GEI is a non-stipended program offering selected leaders the opportunity to; participate in the no-cost weeklong residential Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator workshop between April 8-14, 2019 to strengthen their skills in girl and women-centered advocacy, leadership, and proposal development and develop strategies to improve the lives of girls and women in their communities.   more

Join the Alameda County Care Alliance's 4th Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration & Health Expo

October 26, 2018

On Sunday, October 28, PHI's Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) will honor and lift up caregivers for their sacrifice and service to help their loved ones at the 4th Annual Caregiver Recognition Celebration & Health Expo. Guests will also learn about the ACCA's Advance Illness Care Program™ and other community resources that may be helpful to them at the Health Expo. If you are a person needing advance illness care or are a caregiver that needs assistance, the ACCA is here to help.  more

Call for Applications: 2019 National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health

October 22, 2018

PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 8th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort. 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

Study: Family Nutrition and Eating Habits in the Bay Area

September 19, 2018

The Public Health Institute, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is conducting a project on family nutrition and eating habits in the Bay Area. The project will provide important information for guiding programs and policy on family nutrition and health issues.

For questions about the study, or if you are a participant who needs to update your contact information, you can reach the project director at the Public Health Institute, Dr. Lynn Silver, at 510-285-5740.  more

In Memoriam, Octaciano Banegas Galeas

September 13, 2018

The Public Health Institute is sad to share the news of the death of PHI’s GOJoven colleague and alumni fellow Octaciano (Chano) Banegas Galeas. Chano passed away on June 30, 2018 in Texas, as he journeyed from Honduras in search of a better life for himself and his family.  more

Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network Now Open

August 07, 2018

Are you working on asthma in California? Do you want to connect with other asthma stakeholders across the state who address similar issues? Do you want to help shape and amplify a statewide voice to bring attention to asthma and impact policy decisions? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program invites you to join the Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network.

RAMP is a collaborative that promotes strategies for reducing asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach, which includes clinical management and environmental protection. RAMP brings together diverse partners such as public health and community-based organizations, schools, medical providers, and environmental health and justice groups to join forces in reducing the burden of asthma with a focus on communities inequitably affected by the disease.  more

AIDS 2018 Workshop: Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies

July 23, 2018

Attending the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam? If so, join the IMPT Secretariat and a distinguished panel of funders and global health leaders for an interactive workshop discussing the future of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) on Friday, July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  more

PHI Co-hosts San Francisco Bay Area Global Health Meet-up

July 10, 2018

On June 21, 2018, the Public Health Institute (PHI) and the International Health (IH) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) co-hosted the first-ever San Francisco Bay Area Global Health Meet-up at PHI headquarters in Oakland, CA.  more

CA HiAP Task Force Identified as “Key Enablers of Successful Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Population Health”

June 08, 2018

Over 100,000 inmates in California now have lower-sodium foods due to new nutritional criteria that have been applied to 45 state food purchasing contracts. That's one of the impacts from California's innovative Health in All Policies Task Force, a collaborative project between the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Strategic Growth Council. The Task Force is the focus of a new case study from the Center for Health Care Strategies, which uncovers opportunities to facilitate state-level, cross-sector strategies that promote health beyond the traditional health care levers.  more

Webinar: Smart911 Program Outcomes During the Missoula 2017 Wildfire Season - Lessons from a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Planning

June 04, 2018

In February 2012, Missoula County acquired Smart911 and later added SmartPrepare and Rave Alerts. The Missoula LEPC and DPC integrated these systems into emergency management activities, including response activities during the 2017 Missoula Wildfire Season. Presenters will share lessons learned from targeted promotion activities and use of the systems to reach persons with disabilities and with access and functional needs. 

This webinar is part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series, Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, and provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center.  more

School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health Action

May 25, 2018

On June 14, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a one-day public workshop at the California Endowment Oakland Conference Center focused on aspects of pre-K through 12th grade education metrics that are relevant and potentially useful to the health sector, given the recognition of education as a key influence on health outcomes and community well-being.  more

CA4Health Perspectives Virtual Meet-Up: Policy & Advocacy

May 24, 2018

The June 4th CA4Health Perspectives call will be on Policy and Advocacy. Join us to hear updates related to PHI's CA4Health’s priority policy areas and how to take action with PHI's CA4Health this summer.  more

Webinar: New Healthy Places Index Available to Assess and Improve the Health of All California Communities

May 22, 2018

On June 14, PHI's Public Health Alliance of Southern California is launching the California Healthy Places Index (HPI)—a powerful new resource that offers actionable data and policy solutions for healthier community conditions statewide. The HPI provides user-friendly scores for each community and detailed data on specific policy action areas that shape our collective health, including economics, education, transportation, housing and more—along with comprehensive policy guides.

Register for the live webinar introducing the Index and interactive mapping tool on Thursday, June 14.  more

Don't Miss the Next Network Commons: How to Get into the Partnership Game: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers

May 17, 2018

Everyone seems to be talking about the value of cross-sector partnerships to improve health and well-being, but how can Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and affordable housing developers leverage their assets and expertise for effective partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems? Where do you start?

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on June 12th for a special preview of our forthcoming resource, “Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers” and learn how three cross-sector leaders are building impactful partnerships across the community development and healthcare sectors.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) Town Hall

April 20, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) leads FEMA's commitment to whole-community emergency management by integrating individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. In this session, hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, new FEMA ODIC Director Linda Mastandrea will introduce herself and present FEMA Administrator Brock Long's strategic plan for the Agency. She will discuss how the community can leverage that approach to be successful in collaborating with their state, local, territorial and tribal partners in emergency management.

Please note: This webinar has been postponed until further notice.  more

CA4Health Perspectives Virtual Meet-Up: Food Justice

April 19, 2018

PHI's CA4Health is excited to launch its first topical, virtual meet-up opportunity—CA4Health Perspectives. These events are being created to provide an inviting forum for members across sectors and interests to share, learn, and collaborate around identified areas of interest to the CA4Health community. Tune in to the inaugural event on May 4th, where we'll be discussing food justice.  more

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