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The Start of a New Chapter: Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence in Nigeria

June 12, 2019 | Nsini Udonta

Nsini Udonta shares her story of how PHI's Rise Up helped her develop new skills and build her confidence as a leader with their Leadership and Advocacy Accelerator.   more

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Press Releases

Stricter Policies Lower the Risk of Being Hurt By Someone Who's Been Drinking

June 04, 2019

State alcohol policies may keep friends from harm, according to a new study released by PHI's Alcohol Research Group (ARG), published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. In states with stronger alcohol polices, secondhand harms—including being hit, pushed or assaulted, having your property vandalized, or being a victim of a traffic accident caused by a driver who had been drinking—were reduced for those around drinkers under 40.  more

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"Truth and Evidence < Deep Pockets, Deceptive Tactics": PHI statement on AB138 Delay

April 22, 2019

"AB138, the California Community Health Fund bill authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom and co-sponsored by the Public Health Institute that would have added a two cent tax to soda purchases, has been named a "two-year" bill. This would hold the bill in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee ensuring it won't move forward through the legislative process until next year."



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Announcements & Events

ADA National Network Learning Session: Department of Justice's Barrier Free Health Care Initiative

June 17, 2019

PHI's Pacific ADA Center is hosting a free webinar that will address health care organizations' obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion of the Disability Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including agreements related to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use disorder, and physical accessibility.  more

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PHI in the News

What Three Generations of California Families Can Tell Us About the Links Between Our Health and Our Environment

May 16, 2019 | Lindsey Konkel | Ensia

Now in its seventh decade, PHI's Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) is one of the world’s longest running and likely one of the most diverse familial health studies. This Ensia piece recounts the stories for the participants of the CHDS. All volunteer participants have contributed their data to help answer some questions relating to the medical and scientific knowledge about pregnancy, childbirth, and child development, and have added to available scientific information concerning adult health and disease.  more

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