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In Memoriam, Octaciano Banegas Galeas

September 13, 2018

The Public Health Institute is sad to share the news of the death of PHI’s GOJoven colleague and alumni fellow Octaciano (Chano) Banegas Galeas. Chano passed away on June 30, 2018 in Texas, as he journeyed from Honduras in search of a better life for himself and his family.  more

Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network Now Open

August 07, 2018

Are you working on asthma in California? Do you want to connect with other asthma stakeholders across the state who address similar issues? Do you want to help shape and amplify a statewide voice to bring attention to asthma and impact policy decisions? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program invites you to join the Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network.

RAMP is a collaborative that promotes strategies for reducing asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach, which includes clinical management and environmental protection. RAMP brings together diverse partners such as public health and community-based organizations, schools, medical providers, and environmental health and justice groups to join forces in reducing the burden of asthma with a focus on communities inequitably affected by the disease.  more

AIDS 2018 Workshop: Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies

July 23, 2018

Attending the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam? If so, join the IMPT Secretariat and a distinguished panel of funders and global health leaders for an interactive workshop discussing the future of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) on Friday, July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  more

PHI Co-hosts San Francisco Bay Area Global Health Meet-up

July 10, 2018

On June 21, 2018, the Public Health Institute (PHI) and the International Health (IH) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) co-hosted the first-ever San Francisco Bay Area Global Health Meet-up at PHI headquarters in Oakland, CA.  more

CA HiAP Task Force Identified as “Key Enablers of Successful Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Population Health”

June 08, 2018

Over 100,000 inmates in California now have lower-sodium foods due to new nutritional criteria that have been applied to 45 state food purchasing contracts. That's one of the impacts from California's innovative Health in All Policies Task Force, a collaborative project between the Public Health Institute, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Strategic Growth Council. The Task Force is the focus of a new case study from the Center for Health Care Strategies, which uncovers opportunities to facilitate state-level, cross-sector strategies that promote health beyond the traditional health care levers.  more

Webinar: Smart911 Program Outcomes During the Missoula 2017 Wildfire Season - Lessons from a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Planning

June 04, 2018

In February 2012, Missoula County acquired Smart911 and later added SmartPrepare and Rave Alerts. The Missoula LEPC and DPC integrated these systems into emergency management activities, including response activities during the 2017 Missoula Wildfire Season. Presenters will share lessons learned from targeted promotion activities and use of the systems to reach persons with disabilities and with access and functional needs. 

This webinar is part of the ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series, Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, and provided by PHI's Pacific ADA Center.  more

School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health Action

May 25, 2018

On June 14, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a one-day public workshop at the California Endowment Oakland Conference Center focused on aspects of pre-K through 12th grade education metrics that are relevant and potentially useful to the health sector, given the recognition of education as a key influence on health outcomes and community well-being.  more

CA4Health Perspectives Virtual Meet-Up: Policy & Advocacy

May 24, 2018

The June 4th CA4Health Perspectives call will be on Policy and Advocacy. Join us to hear updates related to PHI's CA4Health’s priority policy areas and how to take action with PHI's CA4Health this summer.  more

Webinar: New Healthy Places Index Available to Assess and Improve the Health of All California Communities

May 22, 2018

On June 14, PHI's Public Health Alliance of Southern California is launching the California Healthy Places Index (HPI)—a powerful new resource that offers actionable data and policy solutions for healthier community conditions statewide. The HPI provides user-friendly scores for each community and detailed data on specific policy action areas that shape our collective health, including economics, education, transportation, housing and more—along with comprehensive policy guides.

Register for the live webinar introducing the Index and interactive mapping tool on Thursday, June 14.  more

Don't Miss the Next Network Commons: How to Get into the Partnership Game: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers

May 17, 2018

Everyone seems to be talking about the value of cross-sector partnerships to improve health and well-being, but how can Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and affordable housing developers leverage their assets and expertise for effective partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems? Where do you start?

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network on June 12th for a special preview of our forthcoming resource, “Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers” and learn how three cross-sector leaders are building impactful partnerships across the community development and healthcare sectors.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) Town Hall

April 20, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) leads FEMA's commitment to whole-community emergency management by integrating individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. In this session, hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, new FEMA ODIC Director Linda Mastandrea will introduce herself and present FEMA Administrator Brock Long's strategic plan for the Agency. She will discuss how the community can leverage that approach to be successful in collaborating with their state, local, territorial and tribal partners in emergency management.

Please note: This webinar has been postponed until further notice.  more

CA4Health Perspectives Virtual Meet-Up: Food Justice

April 19, 2018

PHI's CA4Health is excited to launch its first topical, virtual meet-up opportunity—CA4Health Perspectives. These events are being created to provide an inviting forum for members across sectors and interests to share, learn, and collaborate around identified areas of interest to the CA4Health community. Tune in to the inaugural event on May 4th, where we'll be discussing food justice.  more

Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field (Webinar)

April 10, 2018

Last fall, PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program (RAMP) released Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field. The document highlights lessons learned from a variety of efforts across select states to increase access to and the sustainability of in-home asthma services.

On Monday, May 7th, from 10:00-11:00 Pacific, RAMP is hosting a webinar for participants to learn more about these lessons related to efforts in California, Michigan, New Mexico and elsewhere. You’ll also learn more about technical assistance available from the National Center for Healthy Housing and partners to help you advance your own work.  more

Webinar: Opportunities and Challenges for Long-Acting MPTs

April 05, 2018

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception that will improve the lives of women and families worldwide. The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, a project of PHI's CAMI Health, is hosting an upcoming technical webinar featuring presentations from Dr. Charles Flexner of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dr. Arnab Chatterjee of the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). Dr. Flexner will discuss employing long-acting delivery methods to develop an MPT that are consistent with the needs of HIV prevention, and Dr. Chatterjee will speak to defining and developing drug substances consistent with the technical requirements of long-acting MPTs.  more

Webinar: CACHE 101

March 08, 2018

The Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE), housed at the Public Health Institute, helps nonprofit hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders translate data into better community investments. CACHE helps users interpret data from Community Benefit Insight, a comprehensive, searchable tool for community benefit data that enables local organizations to assess how hospital resources are allocated, and couple it with existing tools and resources for strategic community benefit implementation.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the Community Benefit Insight tool and complementary resources, ways to leverage existing data, and opportunities to explore further analyses.  more

Webinar: Novel Approaches to Public Health

March 06, 2018

Novel Approaches to Public Health - WebinarTechnology is now an integral part of our every day lives, but are we leveraging it effectively in public health? In this webinar, participants will explore innovative approaches to solving public health problems, learn about emerging trends in technology and other innovations to support improved health, and discover resources and information on technology and innovation. You'll leave with a broader understanding of what is possible, and concrete ways to make tech solutions more grounded and connected to public health.  more

Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation Methods to Tell Your Story (Webinar)

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

Launching a “Laboratory” for Local Public Health Decision-Making

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

Join Us for ENACT Day 2018

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

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