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Talking Teen Dating Violence (TDV) in Tegucigalpa

February 19, 2019 | Emma Schlamm and Jaclyn Shea

In mid-October, the ZonaSegura team traveled to Tegucigalpa to learn from young people in Honduras about what it really means to be a young person in Honduras today and what the implications of Teen Dating Violence are in their daily lives and communities. The YTH team facilitated three Youth-Centered Health Design (YCHD) workshops with young women and girls and young men and boys to engage them in the discussion and design, alongside partners, PHI and GoJoven Honduras.  more

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Press Releases

California Bridge Program Selects 31 Health Facilities to Expand MAT for Opioid Use Disorder

February 13, 2019

The Public Health Institute’s Bridge program has selected 31 health facilities from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated training program for healthcare providers that will enhance access to around-the-clock substance use disorder treatment in California communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.   more

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PHI Statement on Dr. Burke Harris Appointment as CA State Surgeon General

January 23, 2019

"The role of the first-ever state surgeon general is pivotal:  she must set the vision and create an ambitious roadmap for the public’s health that will have impacts on generations to come. We can think of no one better equipped to lead that work than Dr. Burke Harris."  more

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Announcements & Events

ADA National Network Learning Session: Feeling Safe, Being Safe Going Forward

January 31, 2019

Feeling Safe, Being Safe was the first online emergency preparedness training series developed by people with intellectual disabilities for people with disabilities and older adults. The success of Feeling Safe, Being Safe has encouraged adaptation of this model for training development and delivery on a variety of related disability inclusive emergency management initiatives throughout disaster response, recovery and mitigation. 

This webinar will examine the strategies used to develop and pilot the community based online community training module, train-the-trainer series and easy-to-use materials. Webinar facilitators will speak about the value of end-user engagement in emergency management training tools.   more

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PHI in the News

Some Rural California Hospitals Will Try To Prevent Overdoses With Opioid Treatment In The ER

February 15, 2019 | Sammy Caiola | Capital Public Radio

More than 31 health facilities across California, many in rural areas, will soon be able to treat patients for opioid withdrawal on the spot. PHI's Bridge program has selected the facilities to participate in the California Bridge Program, providing funds, training and technical assistance for these facilities to increase or improve access to medication-assisted treatment for patients with substance use disorder throughout the hospital.  more

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