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.
June 05, 2017
The public health community, the country of Nigeria and reproductive health advocates around the world have lost a champion and a leader with today’s passing of Nigeria’s Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. more
May 30, 2017
Please join PHI's California Adolescent Health Collaborative on May 31st to celebrate the accomplishments of our META-Oak program, and learn how youth researchers used PhotoVoice—a community-based participatory research method—to investigate how youth perceive e-cigarettes and their marketing in Oakland. more
Tune in for the next Network Commons: Advancing Health Equity Efforts in a Changing Policy Environment
May 22, 2017
How can we promote health equity work within a changing policy environment? Join the next Network Commons on June 19th, hosted by PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, where three leading experts with federal-level experience will share strategies and points of leverage for organizations and individuals who seek to continue their efforts to promote health equity. This discussion will be practical and interactive. more
May 17, 2017 | Global Health Fellows
Next week from May 22-31, 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Leaders (GHL) will join global health professionals across the public, private, and non-profit sectors for discussions on World Health Organization policies related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Find out more about key NCD events taking place at the WHA. more
PHI's Alcohol Research Group at the 2017 Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol
May 08, 2017
In early June, researchers from PHI's Alcohol Research Group head to Sheffield, UK for the 43rd annual symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, which brings together international scientists engaged in research on the social aspects of alcohol use and its problems. The meeting runs from June 5 to 9. 2017. more
May 05, 2017
Join the Public Health Institute (PHI) at the 9th biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego May 31 – June 2. The conference brings together the nation’s largest collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity/overweight. PHI oversees a diverse portfolio of programs that work to reduce the risk of obesity, many of which will be at the conference: look for the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, California Project LEAN, Health in All Policies and Berkeley Media Studies Group.
Learn more about PHI presentations and events throughout the conference, and stop by our booth to find out more about our work. more
Webinar: Effective Emergency Communications over Wireless Devices (ADA National Network Learning Session)
April 26, 2017
During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving emergency messages that inform those in the impacted area and compel them to take protective actions. Emergency information is not always presented in formats accessible to people with different levels of sensory, cognitive and physical disabilities. Likewise, the devices on which they receive emergency information are not always optimized for use with emergency information tools such as wireless emergency alerts (WEA), subscription-based alerting systems, or local and state apps (e.g. Ready Georgia). This webinar will address composing message content and delivery format features that can enhance the accessibility of the information to people with disabilities. We will also cover smartphone features that can improve the accessibility of emergency messages. The webinar will close with a description and demonstration of an accessible system, Deaf Link's Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS).
This webinar is hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center. more
April 12, 2017
The Public Health Institute, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is conducting a project on family nutrition and eating habits in the Bay Area. The project will provide important information for guiding programs and policy on family nutrition and health issues.
For questions about the study, or if you are a participant who needs to update your contact information, you can reach the project manager at the Public Health Institute, Dr. Alisa Padon, at 510-285-5648. more
March 21, 2017
Register for the Community Agency & Health Symposium to learn how fostering community agency is key to the future of health, and fundamental to sustainable and equitable communities. Hear from innovators building inclusive partnerships between the health sector and local communities, understand the challenge, explore two case studies, and get practical tips through six breakouts, one of which features Sue Grinnell, Director of Business Strategy and Technology at Public Health Institute's Population Health Innovation Lab. more
March 17, 2017
The Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) invites you to join us for a series of webinars to learn about critical issues in the rapidly developing Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPT) field. The next in our series of webinars also builds upon discussions from the Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs held in Washington D.C. in September 2016.
This 60-minute webinar will explore the current landscape of MPT modelling around public health impact, cost-effectiveness, uptake, and other forecasting. more
March 08, 2017
The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. This year, Rise Up’s delegation includes visionary leaders who have championed new laws and policies benefiting millions of girls, youth, and women in their communities across Nigeria, Malawi, and the United States. Learn more about the delegation and Rise Up events. more
February 27, 2017
Join us on May 1st in Sacramento 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 is a free day of learning and advocacy in the state capital, where community members and advocates from across the state come together to learn about how to advocate for legislation that supports healthy eating and physical activity, network with community leaders and advocates, and meet with your representatives. Learn more and register today. more
February 21, 2017
On March 13, 2017, the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine, and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a joint workshop on Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate. The workshop will take place at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, and it will be webcast live for those unable to attend in person. Featuring PHI President and CEO Mary Pittman and Linda Rudolph, director of our Center for Climate Change and Health. more
Webinar: Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency (ADA National Network Learning Session)
February 17, 2017
It is well known that people who are deaf or hard of hearing can experience communication issues during emergency announcements. It is also well-known that meetings need communications accommodations for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the emergency world, there are crucial meetings that people in the community need to be involved in after an emergency. Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center as part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series on Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, this webinar will highlight two efforts to bridge those gaps. more
February 16, 2017
APHA has declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. This very special kick-off webinar is being hosted by APHA, the Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Press and Security & Sustainability Forum. During the webinar, you'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities, to explore how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities here in the U.S. and around the world. more
February 14, 2017
Across the country the movement for equity, community, and justice is growing. PHI's CA4Health believes that increased collaboration, fostering non-traditional partnerships, and tackling tough challenges together will create impactful, lasting change in California. It is in this spirit that we are excited to announce People.Power.Change!, a series of connected sessions to embody and bring this principle to life and to allow you to add your voice for change.
People.Power.Change! is designed for California residents and partners to build leadership, increase capacity, and provide opportunities to raise our voices on issues related to food justice and poverty reduction that impact our communities. Trainees will participate in a 2 or 3-part series that includes in-person regional networking and listening sessions, virtual capacity-building, and culminates in a Sacramento day of action. Participants will be part of a regional and statewide contingent sharpening and implementing strategies to advance prevention and equity in this new and challenging social and political landscape. more