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Protecting Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: PHI Response & Resources

March 17, 2020

The Public Health Institute and its programs are continuing to review and share emerging science, best-practices and policy shifts that may affect how our communities, healthcare and public health systems, insurers and providers respond to and manage the COVID-19 pandemic.   more

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Press Releases

This Vulnerable Population is Critical to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19: Addiction Experts Give This Guidance to Health Workers

March 16, 2020

Oakland, CA -- On Monday, March 16, 2020, Dr. Hannah Snyder, primary care and addiction medicine specialist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and a CA Bridge Principle Investigator, presented a COVID-19 National Emergency Response update to hundreds of health care workers online to address an especially vulnerable population: people who use drugs.  more

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PHI Statement on Appointment of Debbie Chang as Blue Shield of California Foundation President and CEO

February 18, 2020

PHI congratulates PHI board member Debbie Chang, who joins the Blue Shield of California Foundation on March 9 as their President and CEO.  more

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Announcements & Events

ADA National Network Learning Session: Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Prescription Drug Container Labels

March 16, 2020

Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center on March 26, 2020 to learn about the accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment and advisory guidance for making information on prescription drug container labels accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired or who are elderly.  more

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PHI in the News

How the Pandemic is Limiting Treatment Options for Addicts, Alcoholics

March 27, 2020 | Bay City News | Bay City News

According to substance abuse experts at CA Bridge, an Oakland arm of the Public Health Institute, people who use drugs are doubly at risk during this pandemic, not only from overdose but also from increased risk of infection. Medical mobilization to address the COVID-19 coronavirus is leading to shifts in health care that may inadvertently make accessing treatment for addiction even harder.  more

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