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ADA National Network Learning Session: National Fire Protection Association's Emergency Evacuation Planning for People with Disabilities

September 26, 2016

General advice about major disasters says each of us will very likely need to take care of ourselves for the first 24 to 72 hours. The former chair of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Disability Access and Review Committee said " Every one of us should be prepared to take some responsibility for our own safety regardless of our circumstances." To that end, the NFPA has created the Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities which provides assistance to people with disabilities, their employers, building owners and managers, and others as they develop emergency evacuation plans that integrate the needs of people with disabilities. This guidance can be used in all buildings, whether old or new. This webinar will review the 2nd edition of this Planning Guide and provide major topics and updated materials, and is hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center as part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series, Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.

Please note: This webinar has been rescheduled to October 27th, 2016.  more

10th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

September 23, 2016

Join the Public Health Institute's (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition at the 10th Annual Southern Obesity Summit in Houston, TX on November 13-15, 2016.

Look for us at our presentation and post-session workshop, and stop by our booth to find out more about our work. 

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See PHI's Michael Dimock at the 2016 Farm Tank Summit

September 15, 2016

Food Tank, in partnership with the Visit Sacramento, Farm-to- Fork Program, and University of California- Davis, is excited to announce the 1st annual Farm Tank Conference at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This two-day event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field, interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees. Catch PHI's Michael Dimock as the closing keynote speaker.  more

Webinar: How to Use Your Diverse Skills for a Global Health Career

September 15, 2016

Global health (GH) is a field with a wide range of opportunities in diverse technical areas. From HIV/AIDS prevention to supply chain management, GH offers an avenue for 21st century leaders to solve complex global challenges by leveraging diverse skill sets from all backgrounds. Join the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II on September 28th, 0as we explore what it takes to become a successful global health leader by building on the skills you already have. Our interactive webinar discussion features seasoned global health professionals with backgrounds in Information Technology (IT), advocacy, and communications.   more

PHI's Denise Dunning Selected for The 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders Award

September 13, 2016

PHI's Denise Dunning, PhD, MPA, has been named in the 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. Dr. Dunning,the founder and executive director of PHI’s Rise Up program, was recognized for her exemplary leadership to advance family planning and reproductive health.  more

Rise Up at UNGA and the Clinton Global Initiative

September 09, 2016

PHI's Rise Up delegation is heading to the upcoming 71st session of the UN General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative to amplify girls and young women’s voices. The group features inspiring leaders and powerful public speakers who are empowering girls across Africa to achieve gender equity, end child marriage, and lead movements for change.  more

Changing the Discourse about Community Violence: To Prevent It, We Have to Talk about It (Webinar)

September 08, 2016

It will be easier to make the big changes our communities need to prevent violence if we change the narrative around it, and make prevention a visible part of the conversation. Join Berkeley Media Studies Group and Prevention Institute, with support from the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Department, for a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. PT to discuss our recent study on news portrayals of community violence.  more

Join the Next #NetworkCommons: Community Development and Health Joining Forces—Examples from BUILD Grantees

September 07, 2016

How can community development financial institutions (CDFIs) help health and community development join forces? Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on October 5th for an interactive conversation exploring how communities across the country are leveraging CDFIs and other community development organizations to improve population health.

 
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Webinar: Healthy Cities in the Era of Climate Change

September 06, 2016

Climate change and public health are inextricably linked. The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change calls climate change "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century." In this webinar, which includes expertise from PHI's Linda Rudolph of the Center for Climate Change and Public Health, panelists will explore the possibilities for “win-win” solutions to climate change and health.  more

Webinar: Staying Compliant Selling Foods and Beverages in California Schools

September 02, 2016

New federal requirements for competitive foods and beverages in schools, layered on top of pre-existing California law, have made it complicated to figure out whether you can sell a specific food or beverage in your school. PHI's California Project LEAN has updated its California Competitive Food and Beverage Compliance Calculator to serve the California school community and this webinar will explain how to use it to make sure foods and beverages meet state and federal standards.  more

Knowledge Camp Webinar: Accountable Communities for Health Sustainability Strategies and Opportunities

September 01, 2016

Community leaders across the country are exploring the Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) model as an innovative opportunity to pursue population health improvement and health equity. What are the facilitators of sustainable, multi-payer investment in a geographic, multi-sector, portfolio approach to population health? Join PHI's Population Health Innovation Lab for a webinar on October 6th, where presenters from JSI Research & Training Institute and Population Health Systems will discuss this question and more.  more

FEMA Promising Practices: Fire Preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home (Webinar)

August 29, 2016

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center as part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series, "Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities," this webinar will have two presentations that look at preparedness and accessibility issues in the home.  The series will address all audiences that play a role in promoting accessibility through the lens of design, from the client to the architect to the local jurisdiction.   more

Knowledge Camp Webinar: What Does It Take to Lead in Complex and Unpredictable Times?

August 26, 2016

On September 23rd, learn how to develop the skills to lead change by sensing systems from the whole, and how to use these skills to shifts in behaviors, practices and policies to improve health. Hosted by PHI's Population Health Innovation Lab, which provides support for the Vermont Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) Peer to Peer Learning Laboratory.  more

Webinar: Enhancing Patients' Access to Care in South Carolina

August 25, 2016

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, and PHI's California Rare Disease Surveillance Program invites you to attend a webinar featuring sickle cell disease expert Dr. Julie Kanter-Washko discussing South Carolina's efforts to enhance patients' access to care.  more

Knowledge Camp Webinar: Data and Storytelling

August 18, 2016

Data and storytelling are important tools that your Accountable Communities of Health can use to set the course for shifts in behaviors, practices and policies. Join us on August 23 to discuss how your team can combine data, strategy and storytelling using HealthData+.  more

Mobile Outreach Services: Addressing Inequities in Access to Family Planning Services and Commodities

August 10, 2016

Learn more about mobile outreach services in a web forum presented by the IBP Initiative, which PHI currently chairs. Hear from experts with experience designing, implementing, and advocating for mobile outreach services, which evidence demonstrates can enhance access to information, services, and contraceptives and strengthen local health workers’ knowledge and skills.   more

Webinar: Disaster Behavioral Health & People With Access & Functional Needs: Resources from SAMHSA

August 04, 2016

Persons with physical and mental health disabilities, the deaf and hard of hearing, those with visual impairments and many others have unique access and functional needs that must be addressed as a part of a 'whole community' approach to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and this includes incorporating available and accessible behavioral health resources into emergency management operations.

Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this session will provide an introduction to disaster behavioral health and overview of resources from the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration that emergency managers, providers, and the public at large can utilize year-round, during and immediately following disaster events, and during long term recovery.  more

See PHI at the Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium

July 27, 2016

Join healthcare, public health, and community development leaders for the Community Development & the Social Determinants of Health Symposium, hosted by the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations. Hear from leaders working at the intersection of community development and health, including PHI's Doug Jutte and Kevin Barnett as keynote speakers.  more

Join PHI's Pacific ADA Center for a CASp Exam Preparatory Course

July 26, 2016

The Pacific ADA Center is pleased to present training for the 2016 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) exam, designed to meet the public's need for experienced, trained, and tested individuals who can inspect buildings and sites for compliance with applicable state and federal construction-related accessibility standards.

This comprehensive four-day training covers both state and federal accessibility requirements and will prepare attendees for the October 12, 2016 CASp Exam. Attendees can be anyone preparing to sit for the exam. This can include architects, building officials, contractors, design professionals, disability access specialists, engineers, inspectors and plan reviewers. There is an increasing amount of CASp survey and report work for those who become certified inspectors.  more

Join PHI at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 18, 2016


PHI programs and fellows attending AIDS 2016, including CAMI Health, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA), GOJoven International, Global Health Leaders, and Youth Champions Initiative, will take an active role in presenting in the youth preconference, on panels, in workshops and satellite events. View an overview of their presentations and sessions, and find ways to connect in person or follow along online.  more

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