March 01, 2018
When evaluating programs, it’s important to use methods that quantify changes in indicators and outcomes to measure your progress, but understanding why and how those changes are occurring is equally important. Designing evaluations to use both quantitative and qualitative methods makes it possible to understand important, and often unexpected, factors at play in the implementation of programs and interventions.
Join this webinar on March 21 to discover how the Center for Wellness and Nutrition uses quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate programs, and learn how you can use similar methods to tell your story. more
ADA National Network Learning Session: Recovery from the Recent Disasters: Lessons for Disability Planning in Remote Areas
February 20, 2018
Any community can become isolated during a disaster even if they aren't directly impacted. Through a historical perspective and actual disaster experiences, three FEMA Regional Disability Integration Specialists will look at the realities of disaster impacts on systems which may already be stretched thin even during regular daily existence; how community partners can play a role in both response and recovery; and how to identify real shortfalls in plans and actual events. Provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will help participants understand the recovery processes for people with access and functional needs (especially people with disabilities) from recent disasters. more
February 20, 2018
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and the Public Health Institute will facilitate a “learning laboratory” to support local public health departments in answering difficult questions about financial sustainability and core services. more
February 15, 2018
Join PHI and partners in Sacramento on Wednesday April 18, 2018 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 focuses on learning and advocacy in the state capital as Californians come together to advocate for health equity. more
February 14, 2018
The California Opioid Safety Network, based in PHI’s Center for Health Leadership and Practice, is launching an accelerator program for 23 local opioid safety coalitions. Spanning 31 California counties, coalitions consisting of dedicated stakeholders—parents, physicians, pharmacists, and professionals in public health, mental health, and law enforcement—will receive expert coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to accelerate their impact. Founded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the California Opioid Safety Network is a community of coalitions working toward the shared goal of reducing opioid addiction and deaths. more
February 14, 2018
Reducing food waste requires action by partners throughout the food system, including food growers, processors, and retailers. But it also requires action from all individuals as well as agencies, organizations, businesses, and community groups. Learn how you and your organization can get involved with California's first Food Waste Prevention Week held on March 5-9, 2018, including the Food Waste Reduction Hero Photo Challenge. Food Waste Prevention Week founding partners include the Public Health Alliance of Southern California at the Public Health Institute and the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. more
PHI Board Member Nick Macchione to Receive Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award from the Baldrige Foundation
February 05, 2018
This month, the Baldrige Foundation announced that Nick Macchione, a member of the PHI Board of Directors, is the recipient of the 2018 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award, which recognizes leaders who have inspired, encouraged, challenged, and empowered others to achieve performance excellence. Nick Macchione is Agency Director for the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency. more
January 30, 2018
Youth voice and buy-in are imperative to building sustainable, healthy communities. Register for this free 30-minute informational webinar to learn more about YPAR and how these projects can build youth as leaders for change, from PHI's Center for Wellness and Nutrition. more
January 18, 2018
The ADA was passed before major emergencies such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and Sandy Hook. As a result, the text of the ADA does not specifically reference the ADA's application to emergency preparedness efforts by state and local governments. In this session from PHI's Pacific ADA Center, Barry Taylor will discuss how the courts have interpreted the application of the ADA and other civil rights laws to the issue of emergency preparedness. He will also review the implementation of various emergency preparedness settlements across the country. more
January 12, 2018
FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, two-week intensive summer 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.
Learn more and apply as a participant or student advisor. more
January 12, 2018
Mei Wa Kwong has been named the new Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), a program at the Public Health Institute. Ms. Kwong has been serving as Interim Executive Director since the sudden passing of CCHP’s previous executive director, Mario Gutierrez, in August of 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Kwong was CCHP’s Policy Advisor and the Project Director of the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center. more
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