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Taking Global Pro Bono to the Next Level

September 01, 2017 | Laura E. Asiala

Transformational. That’s the word that comes to mind when listening to the Global Health Corporate Champions describe their experiences—and lasting lessons—from a one-month pro bono immersion experience in Accra, Ghana.  more

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Press Releases

Marijuana use has increased sharply across the US, but not because of legalization

September 12, 2017

A new study from the Alcohol Research Group, a program of the Public Health Institute, shows a sharp increase in marijuana use in the U.S. since 2005. Marijuana use among women has almost doubled, from 5.5% in 1984 to 10.6% in 2015. Men’s use declined from the 1980s to 2000 but has since increased to 14.7%, matching earlier rates. However, the research suggests that these increases in use were not specifically associated with medicinal or recreational marijuana legalization.  more

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"Unworkable and Unfair": PHI Statement on Graham-Cassidy Proposal to Repeal ACA

September 19, 2017

The Public Health Institute is opposed to the latest version of Affordable Care Act repeal being proposed in the U.S. Senate. The Graham-Cassidy proposal is just as bad as previous versions of ACA repeal—it would eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund, gut Medicaid funding, and weaken current protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

We call for a bipartisan approach that would realistically, affordably and equitably improve the health and well-being of the American people.  more

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Announcements & Events

MPT End-User Research: Updates from the Field (Webinar)

September 18, 2017

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of sexual and reproductive health prevention products that can deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception.

The Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) invites you to join us for a series of webinars to learn about critical issues in the rapidly developing MPT field. The final webinar in this year’s series builds upon discussions from the Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs held in Washington D.C. in September 2016, focusing on the priority area of research to better understand the MPT end-user context. Join us on Thursday September 28, 2017 to learn more.  more

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PHI in the News

Study: Rise In Marijuana Use Not Caused By Legalization

September 14, 2017 | Tom Angell | Forbes

Marijuana use has risen sharply among adults in the U.S., but instead of being caused by laws legalizing the use of medical or recreational marijuana, the trend is primarily explained by decreasing disapproval of marijuana use. That's the main finding of a study by PHI's Alcohol Research Group published this week in the journal Addiction. Read more in this Forbes article.  more

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