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PHI's Champions for Change Launches Nollywood Champions Initiative to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Nigeria

October 22, 2015

The Nollywood Champions during the inaugural workshop in Lagos, Nigeria.

Champions for Change, based at the Public Health Institute and working to improve laws, policies and funding for the health of Nigeria's mothers, newborns, children and adolescents, is very excited to partner with the Ford Foundation to launch an initiative to improve youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The new program will engage and empower Nigeria's Nollywood community of actors, directors, writers, and producers to become lifelong advocates for youth SRHR.

In Memoriam, Carol Woltring

October 22, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague, Carol Woltring, who passed on Tuesday, in Portland, Oregon, following a brief illness.  more

Carol Emmott Fellowship

October 20, 2015

The Carol Emmott Fellowship offers transformative developmental opportunities and mentorships to help women leaders overcome barriers and develop high-impact careers in health. The Fellowship identifies and selects women with significant potential as future senior health leaders to participate in an intensive 14-month fellowship program. The program focuses on increasing participants’ leadership capacities while building a network of professional peers and career mentors for ongoing support and collaboration.  more

Upcoming Webinar: Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs): Developing interventions to simultaneously prevent STIs, HIV and pregnancy

October 14, 2015

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are innovative health products under development that combine protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. We invite you to join this exciting webinar to learn more about these innovative technologies, hosted by PHI's Initiative for MPTs (IMPT).  more

You're Invited: Join PHI at APHA

October 05, 2015

Please join the Public Health Institute and our Global Health Fellows Program II for a free joint reception at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting. Enjoy food, drink, music and lively networking with public health and global health professionals and leaders, as we share successes from last year and look ahead to the year to come.  more

PHI’s FACES for the Future Awarded Federal Grant to Expand Work Transitioning Underserved Minority Youth into Health Careers

September 30, 2015

Linh Dao learned how to read x-rays as a teenager in an Oakland, California high school program called FACES for the Future. She was the first graduate of the FACES program to be accepted to medical school, and in 2013, Dr. Dao returned to Oakland to begin her residency in internal medicine.

In September, PHI’s FACES for the Future Coalition was awarded a multi-year, 2.5 million dollar grant through the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to nationally replicate its programs transitioning high school students from underserved communities into health fields.   more

PHI's Tooru Nemoto Receives Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Scholarship

September 29, 2015

Dr. Tooru Nemoto, Director of PHI’s Health Intervention Project for Underserved Populations (HIPUP), has received a prestigious fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Learn more about the award and Dr. Nemoto's upcoming work in Japan.  more

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network For The October 20 #NetworkCommons: Medical Care “Aha” Moments

September 23, 2015

How can the medical community work more closely with community development? What opportunities exist to improve health outcomes in low-income communities through partnerships? Tune in on October 20th for a #NetworkCommons discussion, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network.

Alameda County Faith Leaders Celebrate Caregivers in First Of Its Kind Community-Faith-Health System Partnership

September 02, 2015

On Sunday, August 30, the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) hosted faith leaders, community members and health organizations for a health expo and celebration of caregivers. The ACCA, undertaken in part by PHI's Center for Technology and Aging, is a coalition of five churches representing over 35,000 people in Alameda County, which formed the Advanced Illness Care Program based on findings from a community needs assessment. 


Nora Connors Joins PHI as Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships

August 27, 2015

PHI welcomes Nora Connors as deputy director of public policy & partnerships effective August 31. Based in PHI's Washington, D.C. office, Connors will take the lead in highlighting the impact of PHI and its programs with federal agencies, funders and other partners, while also advancing PHI's policy and advocacy priorities with Congress and the Administration.


Register now for the California Cancer Reporting Conference

August 12, 2015

Register today and join PHI at the 2015 California Cancer Reporting Conference, September 1, 2015. Meet the experts and learn about cancer reporting requirements in California, structured data, and health information exchange.  more

Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo in Hayward, CA

August 07, 2015

On Sunday, August 30, the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) and its partners will honor the dedication and support of caregivers at an event that will also debut the ACCA Advanced Illness Care Programa first-of-its-kind community-health system partnership helping those with advanced illness, their families and caregivers manage their spiritual, social, and health needs in the Oakland, CA area.   more

Sue Grinnell Joins PHI as Director of Business Strategy and Technology at New Population Health Innovation Lab

July 15, 2015

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Sue Grinnell, MPH, is Director of Business Strategy and Technology at its new Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), effective August 3, 2015. Grinnell comes to PHI with 30 years of experience in public health, most recently as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation at the Washington State Department of Health. "Sue is precisely the right person to help lead PHI's work in building healthier populations," said PHI president and CEO Mary A. Pittman, DrPH.  more

PHI's Alcohol Research Group Study Provides No-Cost Alcohol Treatment for Women

July 02, 2015

PHI's Alcohol Research Group recently received a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health to provide free outpatient alcohol treatment to 220 women who are experiencing alcohol problems. This is a confidential study and is looking at the effectiveness of a talk therapy called Motivational Interviewing. Get the full information on the study, and find out if you qualify to participate.   more

Introducing the New Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders

July 01, 2015

PHI is pleased to announce the launch of the Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders, a new five-year fellowship program in collaboration with Medtronic Philanthropy. Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders, called Associates, are currently being recruited from within India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States.  more

PHI Assumes Chair of the IBP Initiative at Addis Ababa Meeting

June 15, 2015

PHI is a founding member of the Implementing Best Practices Initiative, through which policy makers, program managers, implementing organizations, and providers identify and scale up evidence-based and proven effective practices to improve family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) outcomes worldwide. This year PHI assumes Chair of the IPB Initiative at their semiannual meeting in Addis Ababa.  more

Announcing the New PHI Center for Wellness and Nutrition

June 11, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of PHI's new Center for Wellness and Nutrition. The Center builds partnerships to change communities where poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity are prevalent -- empowering people to eat healthier foods, engage in physical activity, and create safer environments where healthy choices are accessible to all.   more

Californians Support More Money for Low-Income Families to Buy Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Foods

June 10, 2015

Ninety percent of participants in California’s nutrition assistance program and 92 percent of non-participants support an increase in the amount of money CalFresh recipients have to spend on fresh produce, according to an article published by the American Journal of Public Health.   more

Diversity, Innovation, and Tri-Sector Partnership in Global Public Health

June 02, 2015

Tune in on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to learn how today’s most pressing global public health challenges are being addressed with innovative global collaboration.   more

PHI's Barbara Cohn Awarded Zero Breast Cancer's the Honor Thy Healer Community Breast Cancer Research Award

May 13, 2015

We are honored to announce that PHI's Barbara Cohn, Director of our Child Health and Development Studies, received the Honor Thy Healer Community Breast Cancer Research Award from Zero Breast Cancer. The Honor Thy Healer awards recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the understanding of breast cancer and the healing process and community health.  more

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