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California Governor Newsom’s State Budget Lifts up Health in All Policies

August 15, 2019

In an historic decision, the 2019-2020 California state budget established three Health in All Policies (HiAP) positions at the cabinet-level California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) in order to promote healthy communities, racial equity and environmental sustainability across state government and within SGC’s own programs. This decision builds on nearly a decade of public/private partnership between the State and the Public Health Institute (PHI) to facilitate the California HiAP Task Force and institutionalize Health in All Policies as an approach in state government.


Announcing a New ADA National Network Learning Session: "Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act in Health Care Settings"

August 09, 2019

Addiction to opioids and other substances has risen dramatically in recent years. How government and private entities view treatment of addiction to opioids and other substances has raised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns. In this session, hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, two members of the ADA National Network will discuss how the ADA impacts persons with Opioid Use Disorders in a variety of health care settings.  more

Rise Up Announces New Nigeria Grantees

August 01, 2019

PHI's Rise Up conducted their second Leadership and Advocacy Accelerator workhop for Nigerian leaders. These leaders participated in hands-on training based on Rise Up’s award-winning curriculum and shared their expertise with each other to develop strategies to improve the lives of girls and women throughout Nigeria. After a competitive proposal process, Rise Up funded nine advocacy groups from the workshop.   more

ADA National Network Learning Session: "FEMA's Office of Disability Integration & Coordination—Who We Are & How We Serve"

July 29, 2019

FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) offers guidelines and strategies to aid people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs during an emergency. PHI's Pacific ADA Center will host a free webinar to provide an overview of the ODIC's strategic vision, current policy, and program initiatives.   more

New ADA National Network Learning Session: "Implementing Disability Access in a Healthcare Setting"

July 15, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act and other Disability Access laws set out principles to follow and implementing these principles requires careful program design. PHI's Pacific ADA Center will host a free webinar on July 25, 2019 to set program strategies for implementing the disability access principles in both inpatient and outpatient settings including operations, policies, accessible medical equipment and physical access.  more

Pacific ADA Center Presents: Training Workshop for the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) Examination

July 11, 2019

PHI's Pacific ADA Center is hosting its second annual training workshop to provide 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

The 2019 California Budget is a $15 Million Victory for People with Asthma

July 11, 2019 | Joel Ervice, PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Program

The 2019 Cal Budget is a $15 Million Victory for Asthma PreventionPHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program teamed up with other public health programs across the state of California to secure $15 million dollars in the state budget that will support asthma prevention and environmental remediation services. The one-time funding will support local health departments, medical providers and community-based organizations to offer asthma education and environmental trigger mitigation.

Learn more in a new post from RAMP's Associate Director, Joel Ervice.    more

Announcing a New Webinar from the Build Healthy Places Network: "The Health Value of Community Development: Making Connections Across Sectors"

July 09, 2019

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, and their co-sponsor NeighborWorks America, in an upcoming webinar on August 8th that dives into the innovative work happening across the health and community development sectors.  more

Applications Open for STAR's Collaboration Laboratory

July 08, 2019

Applications for the Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) Collaboration Laboratory mini grants are now open. This opportunity will support paired academic institutions from all over the world to achieve a concrete goal in global health in the span of 12 months. Example projects include: joint research publication; course or curriculum development; training or workshop; toolkit; small-scale initiative that is part of an existing project or program; or a communications or marketing product.

Learn more and apply.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: The Recommendations from DHS's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) after the Disasters of 2017

June 28, 2019

PHI's Pacific ADA Center will host a free webinar on July 11, 2019 to address the recommendations provided by the DHS's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) after the disasters of 2017. The CRCL recommendations were issued to state, local, territorial, and tribal emergency managers to improve the delivery of disaster assistance to disaster survivors with disabilities. Addressing these recommendations, and other sound practices in advance of disasters, may help communities across the country improve their preparedness for the whole community before, during, and after disasters.  more

PHI Joins Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity

June 24, 2019

This month, PHI joined more than 70 organizations—including physicians, nurses, health and public health professionals and health workers, hospitals and health care systems, health education institutions, and public, environmental, mental, community-based health agencies, and more—to sign the Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda, which calls on government officials and policymakers to address the climate change as a health emergency.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Department of Justice's Barrier Free Health Care Initiative

June 17, 2019

PHI's Pacific ADA Center is hosting a free webinar that will address health care organizations' obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion of the Disability Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including agreements related to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use disorder, and physical accessibility.  more

Registration is Open: Americans with Disabilities Act Update Conferences 2019

June 05, 2019

Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for their annual ADA Update Conferences in San Francisco (September 9 - 10, 2019) and Los Angeles (September 12 - 13, 2019).   more

Announcing a New ADA National Network Learning Session: "Emergency Stair Travel Devices"

May 28, 2019

Safe, efficient travel along stairs is a key component of an emergency evacuation plan, in a high-rise or any building where the evacuation path includes stairways. There is a wide range of emergency stair travel devices, each with a unique combination of features to promote occupant and operator safety. The webinar on June 13, 2019 is hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, and will provide an overview of several devices of the carry-type, track-type, or sled-type design categories.  more

Registration is Open for the 2019 National Conference on Health Disparities

May 28, 2019

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, PHI's vice president for external relations, preventive medicine advisor and director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice, and Andrew Herring, MD, director of emergency department services for PHI's Bridge Program, will both be speaking at this year's National Conference on Health Disparities (NCHD). The conference is scheduled for June 19-22, 2019 in Oakland, CA.  more

PHI Programs at Women Deliver 2019

May 20, 2019

This year's Women Deliver Global Conference, held in Vancouver in June, will be the world's largest conference on the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women in the 21st century, serving as a catalyst for global advocates working to achieve a more equitable world.

 Learn more about the conference and PHI program participation:  more

PHI Sacramento Office Recognized as Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace

May 14, 2019

On May 14, the Public Health Institute’s Sacramento office was recognized with a 2019 Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award, an honor given to Sacramento businesses that have exemplary workplace support for their breastfeeding employees and a written lactation accommodation policy that is communicated to all employees.  more

Announcing a New Webinar Series: "Health Care and the ADA—Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities"

May 14, 2019

PHI's Pacific ADA Center is hosting a new Webinar Series. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that aims for equal opportunity for people with disabilities to use the services provided in the United States. Presented by four members of the ADA National Network's Health Care Subcommittee, this webinar will lay the groundwork for understanding the responsibilities for health care providers under the ADA in the provision of health care services. We will cover the basic three areas: 1) facility access including: physical access to the building and exam rooms and accessible medical equipment; 2) effective communication with patients with disabilities; and 3) modification of programs, policies, and procedures.  more

Register Today for the National Opioid Leadership Summit 2019

May 06, 2019

Join the Public Health Institute, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and colleagues from across the country on June 25, 2019 in Sacramento to learn about, share and collaborate on real solutions to the opioid crisis that bridge the criminal justice, health care and public health sectors.  more

Join In the Next Network Commons: Advancing Health Equity Through Mixed-Income Communities

May 06, 2019

How can mixed-income community interventions best be used as a lever to create equitable, healthy places to live? How can mixed-income community efforts cultivate an inclusive community where everyone feels that they can thrive?

Hear how residents, developers, city agencies, foundations, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders are creating and sustaining inclusive communities through purposeful planning and practices and discuss ways to push toward further inclusion and equity.

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on June 4 for a special discussion exploring the latest research and advances on the connection between mixed income communities and the social determinants of health.   more

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