ADA National Network Learning Session: The Recommendations from DHS's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) after the Disasters of 2017
June 28, 2019
PHI's Pacific ADA Center will host a free webinar on July 11, 2019 to address the recommendations provided by the DHS's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) after the disasters of 2017. The CRCL recommendations were issued to state, local, territorial, and tribal emergency managers to improve the delivery of disaster assistance to disaster survivors with disabilities. Addressing these recommendations, and other sound practices in advance of disasters, may help communities across the country improve their preparedness for the whole community before, during, and after disasters. more
June 24, 2019
This month, PHI joined more than 70 organizations—including physicians, nurses, health and public health professionals and health workers, hospitals and health care systems, health education institutions, and public, environmental, mental, community-based health agencies, and more—to sign the Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda, which calls on government officials and policymakers to address the climate change as a health emergency. more
June 17, 2019
PHI's Pacific ADA Center is hosting a free webinar that will address health care organizations' obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion of the Disability Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including agreements related to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use disorder, and physical accessibility. more
June 05, 2019
Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for their annual ADA Update Conferences in San Francisco (September 9 - 10, 2019) and Los Angeles (September 12 - 13, 2019). more
May 28, 2019
Safe, efficient travel along stairs is a key component of an emergency evacuation plan, in a high-rise or any building where the evacuation path includes stairways. There is a wide range of emergency stair travel devices, each with a unique combination of features to promote occupant and operator safety. The webinar on June 13, 2019 is hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, and will provide an overview of several devices of the carry-type, track-type, or sled-type design categories. more
May 28, 2019
Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, PHI's vice president for external relations, preventive medicine advisor and director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice, and Andrew Herring, MD, director of emergency department services for PHI's Bridge Program, will both be speaking at this year's National Conference on Health Disparities (NCHD). The conference is scheduled for June 19-22, 2019 in Oakland, CA. more
May 20, 2019
This year's Women Deliver Global Conference, held in Vancouver in June, will be the world's largest conference on the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women in the 21st century, serving as a catalyst for global advocates working to achieve a more equitable world.
Learn more about the conference and PHI program participation: more
May 14, 2019
On May 14, the Public Health Institute’s Sacramento office was recognized with a 2019 Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award, an honor given to Sacramento businesses that have exemplary workplace support for their breastfeeding employees and a written lactation accommodation policy that is communicated to all employees. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 11, 2019
On 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.
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.