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Health Spectrum Program

Using a multi-dimensional emphasis that encompasses geographical, age, gender, socio-economic status, and race and ethnicity categories, the Health Spectrum Program provides issue and policy analysis and reporting; project/program and policy evaluation; training; technical assistance for statewide disease prevention and other health initiatives; and capacity building. The Health Spectrum Program focuses on children's health; health disparities; chronic disease prevention; wellness for leaders and decision-makers; and tobacco-free hospital campuses and patient treatment policies.

Projects

Completed Projects

Legislator's Personal Effectiveness Program

The Legislator's Personal Effectiveness Program for local elected officials (especially women legislators) teaches legislators to cope effectively with life-work balance, stress and fatigue while serving in public office.

California Tobacco-Free Hospital Project

California Tobacco-Free Hospital Project: Provide smoke-free hospital campus policy implementation, including referral of patients and employees that smoke, as well as institutionalizing hospital treatment protocols to comply with new Joint Commission Hospital Standards for Treatment of Tobacco Measures, released July 2011.

Master Settlement Agreement Research

Master Settlement Agreement Research: Ongoing research and updates for PHI publication funded by California Wellness Foundation: Increasing Local Funding Options for Disease Prevention Programs in California (located on PHI website Resources link: https://www.phi.org/resource_library/

Smoke-Free International Program

This project provides global training programs and policy guides that focus on campaigns, implementation and enforcement of smoke-free laws. Guides include self care practices for advocates and leadership strengthening. Seminars have been given on five continents and continue to be offered nationally and internationally. Past projects include WHO training for 19 countries, and trainings for health and healthcare professional groups and organizations throughout the world.

Post-Hospitalization Smoking Cessation Program

This project will develop a model (and how-to guide) to increase post-discharge tobacco user access to community-based smoking cessation programs by utilizing community volunteers to make follow-up phone calls to tobacco users. Volunteers will receive training in the Five A's Method of Helping Smokers Quit (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange) along with information about community cessation resources.

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Newsom Announces $63m PHI/KP Contact Tracing Initiative

On Aug 10, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new $63m partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Public Health Institute to support the state’s COVID-19 response, by building California’s clinical contact tracing infrastructure and strengthening contact tracing statewide.

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