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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

ADA National Network Learning Session: Fitting Accessibility into the Design and Construction Standards of Storm Shelters

April 25, 2019

Join this May 9th webinar, hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, which will review where storm shelters are required by the International building codes. There will also be an overview of the technical, or the how to, requirements in the ICC 500, including access for persons with disabilities. The needs of the type of shelter differ because of the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes. Some of the biggest differences is the amount of warning time to get to a shelter, the time the occupants will stay in the shelter and the differences in the forces from the wind and debris on the shelter. This class will explain those differences and the why behind the requirements.  more

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Postdoctoral Research Training on Alcohol Problems

April 25, 2019

PHI's Alcohol Research Group, in association with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, is accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for research training in alcohol and drug studies.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: We All Want Disability Inclusion in Emergency Management - New Research on What is Actually Happening

March 21, 2019

Join the April 11th webinar, which will review findings from new research conducted by New York University and PHI's Pacific ADA Center on what local emergency managers in federal region 9 say they have done and can do to include people with disabilities in emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation. Crucial information about disability inclusion in emergency management and the structural needs of local offices to achieve this was discovered. Learn more and register.  more

Join the 2019 CAFA Asthma Summit

March 18, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 CAFA Asthma Summit, hosted by PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program (RAMP) and in collaboration with the California Asthma Financing Workgroup. This event is for anyone working to reduce the burden of asthma in California. While the event is free of charge, registration is required.   more

Flipping the Table: Honest Conversations About Food, Farming and the Future

March 13, 2019

The production of food does more to damage the planet’s health than any other human activity. Global warming, degradation of species, soil, water, air and rural economies and epidemics of diet-related disease reveal the challenges.

And yet there is real hope. Visionaries and revolutionaries are innovating to replace the harmful. They are creating or supporting agriculture and food enterprises that solve our many challenges.

Hosted by PHI's Michael R. Dimock, director of our Roots of Change program and renowned good food movement pioneer, Flipping the Table is a new podcast featuring dynamic and enlightening conversations with the people who are flipping the table to create new ways to feed the world.   more

Register Today for NASEM's Dialogue about the Workforce for Population Health Improvement

March 11, 2019

Image: Register for the Dialogue about the Workforce for Population Health ImprovementOn March 21, 2019, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a workshop titled a “Dialogue about the Workforce for Population Health Improvement.” 

The workshop is open and free to the public. It will take place at the Keck Center in Washington, DC at 500 Fifth Street NW from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, and will also be available via webcast. 


Register Today for "Growing Dollars for Prevention: A San Diego County Convening"

March 11, 2019

The California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF), the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Live Well San Diego, Be There San Diego, CA4Health, San Diego Accountable Community for Health and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California invite you to "Growing Dollars for Prevention: A San Diego County Convening" to learn about a new proposal advocating for sustained, dedicated funding to promote health equity and prevent the leading causes of illness and death in California.

The event is on March 15 and is free to attend. Learn more and register today.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Recovery After Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities - What We Know and What We Do Not

March 04, 2019

Of the phases of the disaster cycle, the recovery phase is the longest but the least explored with respect to the experiences of people with disabilities. Provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this session will provide an overview of what research reveals about the needs of people with disabilities and their families post-disaster. Barriers to the recovery process as well as the resource and service roles of state and local agencies, FEMA, and voluntary organizations post-disaster will be discussed.  more

California Heat Assessment Tool Selected for the Project Merit: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Award

February 27, 2019

The California Heat Assessment Tool (CHAT) has been selected by the Climate Change Business Journal for a Project Merit: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience award, for its innovative approach to helping public health officials, health professionals and residents understand what changing heat wave conditions mean for them, through a free online platform. CHAT is part of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, a state-mandated research program to assess climate change impacts in California, and was developed by Four Twenty Seven, Argos Analytics, the Public Health Institute and Habitat 7 with technical support from the California Department of Public Health.


Register Today for ENACT Day 2019

February 25, 2019

Join PHI and partners for ENACT Day 2019Join PHI and partners in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 30th to build momentum for a healthy and equitable California. Fostering healthy food environments in neighborhoods and schools, and designing communities in which all families have access to safe places to play and be active are central themes of ENACT Day.

See more information and registration.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Feeling Safe, Being Safe Going Forward

January 31, 2019

Feeling Safe, Being Safe was the first online emergency preparedness training series developed by people with intellectual disabilities for people with disabilities and older adults. The success of Feeling Safe, Being Safe has encouraged adaptation of this model for training development and delivery on a variety of related disability inclusive emergency management initiatives throughout disaster response, recovery and mitigation. 

This webinar will examine the strategies used to develop and pilot the community based online community training module, train-the-trainer series and easy-to-use materials. Webinar facilitators will speak about the value of end-user engagement in emergency management training tools.   more

Apply Today to the 2019 FACES Summer Medical Academy

January 22, 2019

FACES 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. This year's FSMA is scheduled for July 15-26, 2019. Learn more about the program and apply today. Applications are due by May 17 by 5:00pm.  more

PHI's GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Fellow Joseline Velásquez Morales Recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018

January 03, 2019 | Katherine Sham and Susanna Moore

Congratulations to Joseline Velásquez Morales, GOJoven Guatemala Alumni Association graduated fellow and colleague, who was recently recognized as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2018 for her work with the Association. The GOJoven Guatemala Association was formed in 2014 by local youth leaders trained under PHI’s GOJoven International program between 2004 and 2012.

Learn more about Joseline's work in Guatemalan communities to help educate girls and young women about sex and eradicate forced marriages and teen pregnancies.  more

Submit Comments for Healthy People 2030

December 06, 2018


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030.  This public comment period will allow comments on the proposed HP2030 objectives and members of the public can also propose their own objectives.  more

California Opioid Safety Network Accelerator Program Now Covers Over 85% of Population

December 03, 2018

The California Opioid Safety Network (COSN) at PHI's Center for Health Leadership and Practice has added 8 new coalitions—covering 7 counties and 1 tribe—to its statewide Accelerator Program. Launched in February 2018, the Accelerator Program offers expert coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to local opioid safety coalitions across the state of California to help strengthen their impact. The addition of these new coalitions brings the total to 32 coalitions participating in the Accelerator Program, covering over 85% of the California population (almost 33 million people).  more

Call for Applications: Youth Champions Initiative

November 27, 2018

PHI's Rise Up is launching the third cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative, in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is an exciting initiative that is advancing innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Through YCI, Rise Up invests in young champions who are leading the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice (SRHRJ) movement now and for the next generation.  more

Call for Applications in California: Gender Equity Initiative

November 06, 2018

PHI's Rise Up is thrilled to launch a call for applications for the Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) in California. We invite applications from civil society, grassroots, and non-profit organization leaders based in 14 counties in California to participate in Rise Up’s intensive Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator Workshop and be part of the first cohort of Rise Up leaders in California. GEI is a non-stipended program offering selected leaders the opportunity to; participate in the no-cost weeklong residential Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator workshop between April 8-14, 2019 to strengthen their skills in girl and women-centered advocacy, leadership, and proposal development and develop strategies to improve the lives of girls and women in their communities.   more

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