PHI Receives $1.8 Million from NIH to Detect Community-Acquired Antimicrobial Resistance Associated with Food-Animal Production
January 02, 2018
A collaborative research team, led by PHI, has been awarded a $1.8 million, four-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to apply epidemiologic methods and next-generation DNA sequencing to quantify the transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) between food-animals and children living in peri-urban parishes east of Quito, Ecuador—an area where small- and large-scale food-animal production is widespread. more
ADA National Network Learning Session: A Frontline View of the Oroville Dam and Sonoma and Napa Wildfire Disasters (Webinar)
December 21, 2017
Two significant disasters have hit Northern California over the past year: the failure of the Oroville Dam, and the series of wildfires that hit Sonoma and Napa counties and reached into the city of Santa Rosa. Local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) were on the frontlines in the evacuation and sheltering efforts. Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will examine the experience of a local CIL in these disasters. more
November 15, 2017
Hosted by the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, this webinar will feature a dynamic panel discussion of seasoned experts, who will share their experience and approaches to conducting end-user research and integrating findings into product development and introduction. Join us on December 12, 2017. more
Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century: A Lancet Countdown Event
October 23, 2017
Climate change impacts human health directly and indirectly and no country is immune to its effects. On October 31, the Lancet Countdown—an international research collaboration that tracks progress on the relationships between human health and climate change—will release its first annual Countdown Report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains. Panelists will discuss the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.
This talk is part of the Fall 2017 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series. It is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Climate and Energy Institute, the Public Health Institute, the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. It will take place on November 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704). more
ADA National Network Learning Session: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community (Webinar)
October 23, 2017
Ensuring your Emergency Operations Plans are inclusive of the whole community can come with challenges. In this online presentation, hosted by PHI's ADA Pacific Center on November 9th, we will explore innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet ADA requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources will be shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans. more
October 18, 2017
PHI's Dr. Tomás Magaña was recognized by California Senator Wieckowski at the California 10th Senate District Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony for his longstanding efforts to improve community health and opportunities for youth.
Dr. Magaña is the founding director of PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition (FACES), which works in California and nationally to provide comprehensive “wrap-around” services including health careers training, academic enrichment, psychosocial support and intervention, and youth leadership development. more
October 16, 2017
Join the Public Health Institute at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in Atlanta from November 4 - 8.
The theme of this year's meeting is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."
Climate justice is central to our work at PHI to address the greatest public health threat of this century. We hope our 30+ presentations, posters and special events on climate change, environmental health and many other topics will challenge you with new ideas, provide information to inform your work, and inspire you to connect with new partners. more
October 05, 2017
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation maintains the the world's most comprehensive system for tracking agricultural pesticide use. The data collected are publicly available as downloadable datasets.To help users to more easily access these data, the California Environmental Health Tracking Program built the Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool. The tool visualizes agricultural pesticide use in California on an interactive map and includes several features that allow users to explore the data in-depth.
This webinar will describe California's pesticide use reporting data and provide instructions and a demonstration on how to use the tool, with a special focus on new features. more
October 04, 2017
PHI's National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is now accepting applications for its Year 7 Cohort. Since 2012, NLAPH has proven successful in developing the capacities of leaders from diverse sectors (i.e., health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement) to drive action through a unique, evidence-based leadership development program.
For communities that are engaging in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is a unique opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process. NLAPH is currently seeking applications from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States. more
September 27, 2017
When people are displaced from their homes during a disaster and find it necessary to stay in a community shelter, it is essential that community officials, responders, and shelter managers are prepared to provide service and reasonable accommodations to all shelter residents, including those with access and functional needs. A Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) can help people get what they need to safely stay in a community shelter and to assist them to return home as soon as possible. The webinar will help you learn more about FAST as one possible resource in whole community planning and response. The webinar will provide background as to what is FAST, why it might work in your community or state; and the future of FAST across the nation. California, Washington and Wisconsin will their share their experiences from their FAST journey. more
Tune In for the Next Network Commons: Are We Making a Difference? Tools to Measure Neighborhood-Level Health and Wellbeing
September 21, 2017
Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network at the next Network Commons discussion on October 24, where four national metrics experts spanning community development, public health, and healthcare will share their efforts developing innovative cross-sector tools to measure neighborhood-level health and wellbeing. more
September 18, 2017
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of sexual and reproductive health prevention products that can deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception.
The Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) invites you to join us for a series of webinars to learn about critical issues in the rapidly developing MPT field. The final webinar in this year’s series builds upon discussions from the Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs held in Washington D.C. in September 2016, focusing on the priority area of research to better understand the MPT end-user context. Join us on Thursday September 28, 2017 to learn more. more
August 03, 2017
Why do some patients with asthma continue to have exacerbations—even requiring hospitalization—despite receiving care from school-based health (SBH) centers? Attend this webinar to learn how SBH centers can more effectively manage asthma by reducing environmental triggers. And discover best practices and tools for addressing environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma care strategy at your SBH center. Featuring PHI's Regional Asthma Management & Prevention. more
Join PHI's Alcohol Research Group for the 2017 UC Berkeley Seminar Series, Advanced Alcohol Research
August 01, 2017
The Advanced Alcohol Research Seminar, offered during the fall and spring semesters through UC Berkeley as course number PH 202G, is part of the training program’s core curriculum and presents current studies and lectures on the basics of methodology, prevention, and epidemiology. more
July 19, 2017
You’ve done the work—new research, an advocacy campaign, a health intervention—now you can bring it quickly and easily to an audience of more than 20,000 public health practitioners, with a Dialogue4Health Web Forum.
Partner with us to hold your own Dialogue4Health Web Forum and receive 5% off—or receive 10% off the total cost of two or more Web Forums. Learn more. more
Webinar: Key Findings from the Michigan Fitness Foundation Farmers Market SNAP-Ed Food Navigator Pilot Project
June 22, 2017
Public Health Institute's Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) worked in collaboration with Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) to conduct a formative evaluation of the Food Navigator Pilot, a SNAP-Ed nutrition education intervention in Michigan Farmers Markets. The intervention included: 1) designated Food Navigators on-site during farmers market operating hours to guide low-income consumers, 2) MFF social marketing messaging featuring Michigan Harvest of the Month™ (MiHOTM), and 3) experiential nutrition education programming in collaboration with SNAP-Ed partners (e.g., cooking demonstrations and food tastings).
In this presentation, we will share the mixed-method approach used to evaluate the Food Navigator Pilot and highlight key evaluation findings, including indicators from the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework. more
June 22, 2017
The International Building Code and International Fire Code have unique emergency criteria for assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and jails. In these types of facilities there may be legitimate reasons where the typical fire emergency plan to send everyone out using the stairways may not be the best choice considering both the abilities and safety of the residents. This presentation will discuss options for planning, training of staff, practice drills, notification, and evacuation. Criteria for additional protection to be provided by the building construction will also be reviewed.
The presentation is provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center. more
June 20, 2017
PHI's FACES for the Future (FACES) delivers the highly successful FACES program model to communities seeking to prepare high school students for entry into the health professions by developing their own pipeline programs. FACES incorporates best practices in adolescent medicine, innovative pedagogy,and community engagement. Taken together, the model addresses the diverse needs of young people interested in healthcare careers, and prepares students to meet the challenges of impending health workforce shortages and worsening health disparities.
Since its establishment in 2000, FACES has served over 1,800 students all over California and is working on expanding nationally. We have some of the most diverse, resilient and passionate group of students, coming from an array of backgrounds and challenges. Learn more about the FACES scholarship programs, and meet the 2017 scholarship recipients. more
June 09, 2017
Technology is now an integral part of our every day lives, but are we leveraging it effectively in public health? Join the Public Health Institute and P2Health, for a June 27th webinar to explore innovative approaches to solving public health problems.