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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

$10.1 Million in Grants to Improve Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

March 12, 2020

California Bridge (CA Bridge), a program of the Public Health Institute, has been selected for the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts’ (FORE’s) first round of grant awards, which will support 19 organizations that are working to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment in diverse and innovative ways.   more

Join California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris at PHI's Population Health Innovation Lab Northern California ACEs Summit

March 03, 2020

Join the Public Health Institute's Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL) and its division Northern ACEs Collaborative (NAC) for the 2020 North State ACEs Summit happening in Redding, California on June 25. 2020. During the event, PHIL seeks to support and enhance current activities in the six pilot target counties of: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama and Trinity by raising awareness of disproportionate high rates of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores in the North State of California and provide both short-term and long-term solutions to addressing ACEs and the linkages to the Social Determinants of Health through presentations and breakout sessions led by experts throughout the day.  more

Register Today for ENACT Day 2020

February 26, 2020

Virtually join PHI and partners on Thursday, April 30th to build momentum for a healthy and equitable California. Fostering healthy food Join PHI and partners for ENACT Day 2020environments in neighborhoods and schools, and designing communities in which all families have access to safe places to play and be active are central themes of ENACT Day.

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ADA National Network Learning Session: Using the California Power Safety Power Outages for Inclusive Emergency Planning

February 24, 2020

Working together as individuals to build a resilient community that keeps each other safe, aware, engaged and informed is important for planning for the future. Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center's webinar "Using the California Power Safety Power Outages for Inclusive Emergency Planning" on Thursday May 14, 2020 to learn how the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) and Independent Living Centers (ILC) are partnering with other stakeholders across the state to support people with disabilities and older adults during different types of disasters.


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule: The Proposed Change, Why it Matters for Health Equity, and What We Can Do

February 11, 2020

A safe, affordable, and stable home in a community with good schools, fair-paying jobs, and access to healthy foods and green spaces is foundational for well-being. Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and PHI's Build Healthy Places Network for a webinar on Wednesday, February 19 at 11 am ET discussing the connection between residential segregation and health, the proposed AFFH change and what it could mean for health equity, how cities are currently using the rule, and what we can do as a community in response to the proposed change.  more

Cancer and the Environment: Science and Opportunities for Prevention Webinar Series Features PHI's Barbara Cohn

February 05, 2020

Two-thirds of all cancer cases are linked to environmental causes. Barbara Cohn, director of PHI's Child Health and Development Studies, will be featured as a speaker on a February 19, 2020 webinar, hosted by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.  more

Pacific ADA National Network Learning Session: Inclusive Emergency Planning

January 27, 2020

Register for PHI’s Pacific ADA Center's Inclusive Emergency Planning webinar on February 13, 2020 to join emergency managers and FEMA's Region IX Disability Integration Specialist, discuss how to build better plans, and engage with the disability community to achieve whole community all hazards emergency plans.  more

Building A Movement: Launch Event For the National Overdose Prevention Network

January 22, 2020

Communities across the nation are impacted by the rising tide of addiction and overdose. Join PHI's California Opioid Safety Network on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Sacramento to mark the launch of a national network to support coalitions, organizations and individuals working on real solutions for prevention and treatment.  more

Pacific ADA Center April 2020 Training Workshop for the CASp Examination

January 22, 2020

If you are considering becoming a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) in the State of California, join PHI's Pacific ADA Center's annual four-day workshop from April 6th - 9th, 2020, in Oakland to have a comprehensive review of the relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully pass the examination to become a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) in the State of California.   more

Register for the California Healthy Housing Coalition's Annual Meeting

January 15, 2020

Are you working on housing in California? Register today for the California Healthy Housing Coalition's Annual Meeting, a two-day event on February 25th and 26th, in Sacramento. The event will feature guest speakers engaging discussions on state housing policy, the housing crisis from tenants’ rights, public health, and affordable housing perspectives, addressing housing near busy roads, and much more. Guests will have the chance to visit representatives at the capitol, and/or join a training on enforcing California’s healthy housing laws.

PHI’s Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program (RAMP) is a co-founding member of the California Healthy Housing Coalition and serves as the Chair of its Steering Committee.  more

Leaders, Visionaries, and Pioneers Changing the World

January 15, 2020 | Mary Pittman, PHI President and CEO

Remembering Dr. Leonard Duhl, a wonderful visionary with a passion for improving public health and achieving more equitable communities for all.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Effective Communication in Health Care

January 13, 2020

PHI’s Pacific ADA Center will review the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws that apply to health care, with a focus on the rights and responsibilities for effective communication for people with hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities in health care settings during this webinar, on January 23. Discussion topics will include common auxiliary aids, services, and strategies to ensure effective communication, as well as ADA and local resources for training and technical assistance support.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Earthquake Preparedness For Everyone, With Everyone

December 31, 2019

Everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves before, during, and after earthquakes. People with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) or disabilities need to be aware of what steps to take for earthquake preparedness and emergency managers need to be deliberate in including people with disabilities in their advising, education and outreach efforts.

In this webinar on November 14th hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, participants will get an overview of new resources and materials developed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Emergency Managers will learn steps to take to include people with disabilities in preparedness education and drills. This presentation will also highlight a best practice model for providing earthquake preparedness training for and with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Earthquake Preparedness is for everyone with everyone!  more

HiAP Task Force Hosts Advancing Equity Speaker Series with Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

December 19, 2019

The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force hosted an Advancing Equity Speaker Series event on December 2nd with California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. The event was co-hosted by the Strategic Growth Council, the Office of the Surgeon General/California Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and Public Health Institute.   more

Save the Date: PHI National Opioid Leadership Summit 2020

December 09, 2019

Image: Save the Date for the PHI National Opioid Leadership SummitSave the date to join the Public Health Institute, host sponsor University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, and colleagues from across the country at PHI's 2020 National Opioid Leadership Summit.

Sign up for first notice about details, early-bird pricing and event registration.  more

Register for Tracking California's 2019 Pesticide Mapping Tool Webinar

December 06, 2019

California Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool

Tracking California's Pesticide Mapping Tool provides the ability for users to view pesticide use information through maps, charts, and tables. With this information, users can explore pesticide use and find their own patterns in the data.

Tune in on Tuesday December 10, 2019 for a webinar featuring an overview of the Pesticide Use Reports (PUR) managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, examples of other data visualizations using PUR data, and an overview of the features of our Pesticide Mapping Tool, and a short demo of the tool in action.  more

HERO Expert Panel on Healthy People 2030

December 05, 2019

Healthy People 2030 is on its fifth decade of creating a framework and a set of national objectives that help create measureable goals and benchmarks to move us toward a more healthy society. This decade, the goal is to have Healthy People objectives adopted broadly: not just by technical and public health individuals, but also the community at large. 


Applications Open for PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

December 03, 2019

Image: Three people in conversationThe PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is a CDC-funded fellowship that supports promising emerging global public health professionals to develop technical skills needed to respond to today’s public health needs and challenges. The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program builds on a long history of fellowship programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Public Health Institute for students, graduates, and emerging professionals to strengthen the global public health workforce and programs with an emphasis in the areas of epidemiology, HIV prevention, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), strategic information, program management, and surveillance.

Learn more about the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program's 2020-2021 fellowship cohort applications, and related upcoming events to help interested individuals prepare and submit their applications.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: FEMA's Section 504 Disability Access Plan

November 25, 2019

FEMA is engaged in implementing its Section 504 Disability Access Plan to enhance access for people with disabilities and strengthen compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights is leading this effort and will provide an overview of the 504 Plan and the five focus areas: Public Information, training and exercises, publishing the rights of people with disabilities, disaster recovery programs, and facilities. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights seeks to build disability-related capacity within FEMA through the 504 Plan.

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will provide an overview of FEMA's 504 Disability Access Plan and strategies the Agency is employing to address the need for enhanced access for people with disabilities in the five focus areas.  more

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