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Tune in for the next Network Commons: Advancing Health Equity Efforts in a Changing Policy Environment

May 22, 2017

How can we promote health equity work within a changing policy environment? Join the next Network Commons on June 19th, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, where three leading experts with federal-level experience will share strategies and points of leverage for organizations and individuals who seek to continue their efforts to promote health equity. This discussion will be practical and interactive.  more

PHI’s Global Health Leaders to participate in 70th World Health Assembly

May 17, 2017 | Global Health Fellows

Next week from May 22-31, 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Leaders (GHL) will join global health professionals across the public, private, and non-profit sectors for discussions on World Health Organization policies related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Find out more about key NCD events taking place at the WHA.  more

PHI's Alcohol Research Group at the 2017 Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol

May 08, 2017

In early June, researchers from PHI's Alcohol Research Group head to Sheffield, UK for the 43rd annual symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, which brings together international scientists engaged in research on the social aspects of alcohol use and its problems. The meeting runs from June 5 to 9. 2017.  more

Join PHI at the 2017 Childhood Obesity Conference

May 05, 2017

Join the Public Health Institute (PHI) at the 9th biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego May 31 – June 2. The conference brings together the nation’s largest collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity/overweight. PHI oversees a diverse portfolio of programs that work to reduce the risk of obesity, many of which will be at the conference: look for the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, California Project LEAN, Health in All Policies and Berkeley Media Studies Group.

Learn more about PHI presentations and events throughout the conference, and stop by our booth to find out more about our work.  more

Webinar: Effective Emergency Communications over Wireless Devices (ADA National Network Learning Session)

April 26, 2017

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving emergency messages that inform those in the impacted area and compel them to take protective actions. Emergency information is not always presented in formats accessible to people with different levels of sensory, cognitive and physical disabilities. Likewise, the devices on which they receive emergency information are not always optimized for use with emergency information tools such as wireless emergency alerts (WEA), subscription-based alerting systems, or local and state apps (e.g. Ready Georgia). This webinar will address composing message content and delivery format features that can enhance the accessibility of the information to people with disabilities. We will also cover smartphone features that can improve the accessibility of emergency messages. The webinar will close with a description and demonstration of an accessible system, Deaf Link's Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS).

This webinar is hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center.  more

Study: Family Nutrition and Eating Habits in the Bay Area

April 12, 2017

The Public Health Institute, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is conducting a project on family nutrition and eating habits in the Bay Area. The project will provide important information for guiding programs and policy on family nutrition and health issues.

For questions about the study, or if you are a participant who needs to update your contact information, you can reach the project manager at the Public Health Institute, Dr. Alisa Padon, at 510-285-5648.  more

PHI's Sue Grinnell to Present at Community Agency & Health Symposium

March 21, 2017

Register for the Community Agency & Health Symposium to learn how fostering community agency is key to the future of health, and fundamental to sustainable and equitable communities. Hear from innovators building inclusive partnerships between the health sector and local communities, understand the challenge, explore two case studies, and get practical tips through six breakouts, one of which features Sue Grinnell, Director of Business Strategy and Technology at Public Health Institute's Population Health Innovation Lab.  more

Modelling the Potential of MPTs: Current Landscape and Challenges (Webinar)

March 17, 2017

The Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) invites you to join us for a series of webinars to learn about critical issues in the rapidly developing Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPT) field. The next in our series of webinars also builds upon discussions from the Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs held in Washington D.C. in September 2016.

This 60-minute webinar will explore the current landscape of MPT modelling around public health impact, cost-effectiveness, uptake, and other forecasting.   more

Rise Up Leaders Advocate for Girls, Youth, and Women at the UN

March 08, 2017

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. This year, Rise Up’s delegation includes visionary leaders who have championed new laws and policies benefiting millions of girls, youth, and women in their communities across Nigeria, Malawi, and the United States. Learn more about the delegation and Rise Up events.   more

Register for ENACT Day 2017

February 27, 2017

Join us on May 1st in Sacramento to support healthy food and physical activity environments in California and tell legislators that investing in health and safety now will benefit all Californians. ENACT Day is a free day of learning and advocacy in the state capital, where community members and advocates from across the state come together to learn about how to advocate for legislation that supports healthy eating and physical activity, network with community leaders and advocates, and meet with your representatives. Learn more and register today.  more

Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate

February 21, 2017

On March 13, 2017, the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine, and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a joint workshop on Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate. The workshop will take place at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, and it will be webcast live for those unable to attend in person. Featuring PHI President and CEO Mary Pittman and Linda Rudolph, director of our Center for Climate Change and Health.  more

Webinar: Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency (ADA National Network Learning Session)

February 17, 2017

It is well known that people who are deaf or hard of hearing can experience communication issues during emergency announcements. It is also well-known that meetings need communications accommodations for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the emergency world, there are crucial meetings that people in the community need to be involved in after an emergency. Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center as part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series on Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, this webinar will highlight two efforts to bridge those gaps.   more

Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

February 16, 2017

APHA has declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. This very special kick-off webinar is being hosted by APHA, the Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Press and Security & Sustainability Forum. During the webinar, you'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities, to explore how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities here in the U.S. and around the world.  more

In California? Make Your Voice Heard on Health and Equity: Join People.Power.Change! 

February 14, 2017

Across the country the movement for equity, community, and justice is growing. PHI's CA4Health believes that increased collaboration, fostering non-traditional partnerships, and tackling tough challenges together will create impactful, lasting change in California. It is in this spirit that we are excited to announce People.Power.Change!, a series of connected sessions to embody and bring this principle to life and to allow you to add your voice for change. 

People.Power.Change! is designed for California residents and partners to build leadership, increase capacity, and provide opportunities to raise our voices on issues related to food justice and poverty reduction that impact our communities. Trainees will participate in a 2 or 3-part series that includes in-person regional networking and listening sessions, virtual capacity-building, and culminates in a Sacramento day of action. Participants will be part of a regional and statewide contingent sharpening and implementing strategies to advance prevention and equity in this new and challenging social and political landscape.  more

PHI's FACES for the Future Featured as "Best Practice" in Greenlining Institute Brief

January 25, 2017

PHI's FACES for the Future (FACES) is featured in a new Greenlining brief, "Building a Diverse Health Career Pipeline: Best Practices for Supporting Young People of Color Pursuing a Career in Healthcare."  more

ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series: "Engaging Emergency Management Leadership to be Champions of Disability Integration and Inclusive Planning"

January 24, 2017

The Commonwealth of Virginia has learned that a whole community approach to emergency management requires leadership that promotes and champions inclusive emergency planning and disability integration. When leadership is not convinced of the necessity of whole community planning, inclusive planning, policy changes, and disability integration is extremely challenging. However, when leadership becomes champions of whole community emergency management, amazing results can be achieved.

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will review how the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) achieved an engaged, supportive leadership VDEM has achieved great and the resulting successes in whole community emergency management that engagement provided.  more

Webinar: Evaluation Tools for SNAP-Ed Populations and Needs

January 11, 2017

Hosted by the USDA, join the SNAP-Ed Connection and Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA from the Public Health Institute for a free webinar to learn about some of the existing SNAP-Ed tools that are available for specific populations and environments, and understand how to find and use evaluation tools for SNAP-Ed Framework Indicators.   more

Webinar: Reframing Violence through a Public Health Lens

January 11, 2017

Join the UC Berkeley School of Public Health's Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership to hear from expert presenters as they discuss their approaches to communicating gun violence, including Michael Bakal from PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group who will discuss news portrayals of violence and how to reframe violence as a public health issue.  more

PHI's FACES for the Future Hosts 2017 Summer Medical Academy

January 04, 2017

PHI's FACES for the Future announces the FACES Summer Medical Academy for Summer 2017 (July 10 - 21). Founded in 2005, the FACES for the Future Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, intensive summer day experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training. Furthermore, young people are introduced to critical concepts that promote an understanding of culturally responsive and compassionate health care practice.

Learn more about the program and apply today.  more

Apply Today to the FACES Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit 2017

January 04, 2017

In partnership with the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and the Samuel Merrit University, PHI's FACES for the Future is accepting applications for the Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit for Summer 2017, now in its second year. Held July 10-21, this two-week summer program will provide a participation stipend and a combination of workshops, tours, and guest speakers to advance participants toward their career goals. Through a combination of workshops, tours and guest speakers, participants will build their professional network and gain skills which will advance their personal career goals. Students will also learn how to become successful at ending stigma in their own communities. We will have access to facilities and professionals who do this work every day and we will learn from their stories of resilience and recovery.

Learn more and apply.  more

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