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Edit with Confidence: Sharing Resume Tips with Next Generation Global Health Leaders

August 04, 2017 | Stephanie Gregory, GHFP-II Communications and Outreach Assistant

PHI's Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) works to develop the next generation of diverse and technically excellent global health professionals. In this post, GHFP-II Communications and Outreach Assistant Stephanie Gregory reflects on her experiences meeting with undergraduate students from Stanford University looking to build their global health resumes and shares tips.  more

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Press Releases

Jobs, Revenue Rise after Berkeley Soda Tax

May 16, 2017

A new analysis of City of Berkeley economic data released by a Public Health Institute researcher found that a year and a half after passage of the nation’s first large soda tax, food sector sales tax revenue rose by 15% in the city, and 469 new food sector jobs were created—an increase of 7.2%.  more

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PHI Statement on Call for Opioid State of Emergency

August 03, 2017

"PHI welcomes the call from the federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to declare a state of emergency to combat the nation’s opioid emergency. The epidemic is killing 142 people a day, and needs an urgent, bipartisan and multi-sector public health response to solve it."  more

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Announcements & Events

School-Based Health Centers and Asthma: Enhancing Care by Reducing Environmental Triggers (Webinar)

August 03, 2017

Why do some patients with asthma continue to have exacerbations—even requiring hospitalization—despite receiving care from school-based health (SBH) centers? Attend this webinar to learn how SBH centers can more effectively manage asthma by reducing environmental triggers. And discover best practices and tools for addressing environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma care strategy at your SBH center. Featuring PHI's Regional Asthma Management & Prevention.  more

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PHI in the News

100 Percent Renewables: For a Healthful California

August 07, 2017 | Napa Valley Register

PHI President and CEO Mary Pittman co-authored an op-ed on the importance of renewable energy with Richard Allen Williams, M.D., president of the National Medical Association and founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists. "Our energy system is one of the biggest sources of climate pollution. So, the faster we transition from the dirty energy sources of the past to clean, renewable energy, the better able we will be to protect our communities from large-scale climate catastrophe (think coastal flooding, extreme heat, wildfires and storms, and widespread food and water shortages)," they say.  more

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