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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. 

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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

"Trans Across Generations" Screening

October 30, 2019

Join a special screening of "Trans Across Generations," a video project featuring transgender people of different generations in conversation about their experiences and the needs of the community.   more

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

October 28, 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

Connect With PHI at APHA 2019

October 16, 2019

Image: PHI At APHA Digital GuideAre you headed to the APHA conference next month in Philadelphia? We'll see you there! PHI and our programs will be part of 20+ presentations, posters and special events, offering new ideas, research to inform your work, and ways to connect with new partners. 

Browse our APHA Digital Guide, stop by Booth #907 and connect with us on social media.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: The Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI)

October 15, 2019

Logo Pacific ADA Center

According to a 2017 CMS analysis, Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities receive less preventive care than beneficiaries with no disability because health care providers lack accessible exam rooms and/or diagnostic equipment. The purpose of the Centene Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) is to increase the percentage of Centene's providers who meet minimum federal and state disability access standards.

During this webinar from PHI's Pacific ADA Center, representatives from Centene and the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) will provide an overview of the PAI, results to date, and recommend best practices to create a health system that promotes universal access for all.  more

Upcoming Convenings: Learn About the Proposed California Wellness Trust

October 15, 2019

Please join the California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF), Public Health Institute, CA4Health, Population Health Innovation Lab and Northern ACEs Collaborative to learn more about CAPF's proposal for the creation of a California Wellness Trust, share your feedback and hear from local leaders about prevention work happening in your community.  more

CA4Health Workshop: Building Equity Into Everyday Practice

October 08, 2019

PHI's CA4Health is offering a workshop on November 19, 2019 in Chico, CA, to provide capacity building, technical assistance, and coordinated support around key health and equity issues in your work. This day-long event will consist of small teams attending a specific coaching/TA area to workshop a project or concrete idea in your work in the first half of the day. The afternoon session will allow all attendees to engage in shared learning around their topics of choice. The day is designed for you to actively participate in identifying, practicing, and applying strategies to the project or idea you bring, regardless of your topical area of work. Each workshop area will also have one follow-up virtual coaching/TA session for continued learning and application of the concepts.  more

Arianna Sampson, Co-Lead Principal Investigator at PHI's California Bridge, Recognized With "Hero in Healthcare" Award

October 03, 2019

Image: Arianna Sampson and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

Arianna Sampson, co-lead principal investigator at PHI's California Bridge, was recently given the “Hero in Healthcare” award by Marshall Medical Center. “It brought tears to my eyes,” reflects Sampson, “when I saw that multiple nurses I work with in the ER nominated me." In part, this is an acknowledgment of the Bridge model, which Sampson implemented in her hospital just two and a half years ago. "When we started the program people were hesitant but we’ve come full circle to see how worthwhile our efforts have been—the program is working.”

Bridge, a program of the Public Health Institute, is establishing a culture of evidence-based medicine to treat substance use disorders through an accelerated training program for healthcare providers that supports, enhances, and increases access to 24/7 treatment in every community.  more

Fire and Water Study: Drinking Water in the Area Affected by the Camp Fire

October 01, 2019

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The Camp fire in November 2018 burned the towns of Paradise and Magalia, California, and nearby areas, destroying nearly 14,000 homes but leaving about 1,700 standing homes. Returning residents have reported odors and an unpleasant taste in the drinking water. Testing by the local utilities has identified benzene and other VOCs in some parts of the public water distribution systems. 

Led by PHI's Gina Solomon, the Fire and Water Study aims to measure drinking water contaminants in household tap water in homes affected by the Camp fire in Paradise, California. The study is designed to collect information that will inform the recovery in the Camp fire zone, while also helping to prevent future drinking water issues after wildfires.  more

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