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PHI Launching the Opioid Safety Accelerator Program

February 14, 2018

The California Opioid Safety Network, based in PHI’s Center for Health Leadership and Practice, is launching an accelerator program for 23 local opioid safety coalitions. Spanning 31 California counties, coalitions consisting of dedicated stakeholdersparents, physicians, pharmacists, and professionals in public health, mental health, and law enforcementwill receive expert coaching, technical assistance and networking opportunities to accelerate their impact. Founded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the California Opioid Safety Network is a community of coalitions working toward the shared goal of reducing opioid addiction and deaths.   more

Announcing Food Waste Prevention Week in California

February 14, 2018

Reducing food waste requires action by partners throughout the food system, including food growers, processors, and retailers. But it also requires action from all individuals as well as agencies, organizations, businesses, and community groups. Learn how you and your organization can get involved with California's first Food Waste Prevention Week held on March 5-9, 2018, including the Food Waste Reduction Hero Photo Challenge. Food Waste Prevention Week founding partners include the Public Health Alliance of Southern California at the Public Health Institute and the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  more

PHI Board Member Nick Macchione to Receive Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award from the Baldrige Foundation

February 05, 2018

This month, the Baldrige Foundation announced that Nick Macchione, a member of the PHI Board of Directors, is the recipient of the 2018 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award, which recognizes leaders who have inspired, encouraged, challenged, and empowered others to achieve performance excellence. Nick Macchione is Agency Director for the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency.  more

Empowering Youth Leaders for Change: Youth-led Participatory Action Research (Webinar)

January 30, 2018

Youth voice and buy-in are imperative to building sustainable, healthy communities. Register for this free 30-minute informational webinar to learn more about YPAR and how these projects can build youth as leaders for change, from PHI's Center for Wellness and Nutrition.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Review of Emergency Preparedness Litigation (Webinar)

January 18, 2018

The ADA was passed before major emergencies such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and Sandy Hook. As a result, the text of the ADA does not specifically reference the ADA's application to emergency preparedness efforts by state and local governments. In this session from PHI's Pacific ADA Center, Barry Taylor will discuss how the courts have interpreted the application of the ADA and other civil rights laws to the issue of emergency preparedness. He will also review the implementation of various emergency preparedness settlements across the country.  more

PHI's FACES for the Future Hosts 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy

January 12, 2018

Apply to be a 2018 FACES Summer Medical Academy Student AdvisorFACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, two-week intensive summer 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.

Learn more and apply as a participant or student advisor.   more

Mei Wa Kwong Named New Executive Director of PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy

January 12, 2018

Mei Wa Kwong has been named the new Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), a program at the Public Health Institute. Ms. Kwong has been serving as Interim Executive Director since the sudden passing of CCHP’s previous executive director, Mario Gutierrez, in August of 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Kwong was CCHP’s Policy Advisor and the Project Director of the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center.  more

PHI Receives $1.8 Million from NIH to Detect Community-Acquired Antimicrobial Resistance Associated with Food-Animal Production

January 02, 2018

A collaborative research team, led by PHI, has been awarded a $1.8 million, four-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to apply epidemiologic methods and next-generation DNA sequencing to quantify the transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) between food-animals and children living in peri-urban parishes east of Quito, Ecuador—an area where small- and large-scale food-animal production is widespread.  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: A Frontline View of the Oroville Dam and Sonoma and Napa Wildfire Disasters (Webinar)

December 21, 2017

Two significant disasters have hit Northern California over the past year: the failure of the Oroville Dam, and the series of wildfires that hit Sonoma and Napa counties and reached into the city of Santa Rosa. Local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) were on the frontlines in the evacuation and sheltering efforts. Hosted by PHI's Pacific ADA Center, this webinar will examine the experience of a local CIL in these disasters.  more

Join Us: 2018 Open House

December 13, 2017

RSVP for PHI's 2018 Open House, January 23rd.  more

Webinar: Driving Impactful End-User Research for More Insightful MPT Development

November 15, 2017

Hosted by the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, this webinar will feature a dynamic panel discussion of seasoned experts, who will share their experience and approaches to conducting end-user research and integrating findings into product development and introduction. Join us on December 12, 2017.  more

Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century: A Lancet Countdown Event

October 23, 2017

Climate change impacts human health directly and indirectly and no country is immune to its effects. On October 31, the Lancet Countdown—an international research collaboration that tracks progress on the relationships between human health and climate change—will release its first annual Countdown Report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains. Panelists will discuss the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.

This talk is part of the Fall 2017 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series. It is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Climate and Energy Institute, the Public Health Institute, the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. It will take place on November 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).  more

ADA National Network Learning Session: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community (Webinar)

October 23, 2017

Ensuring your Emergency Operations Plans are inclusive of the whole community can come with challenges. In this online presentation, hosted by PHI's ADA Pacific Center on November 9th, we will explore innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet ADA requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources will be shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans.  more

PHI's Tomás Magaña Receives Latino Heritage Leadership Award

October 18, 2017

PHI's Dr. Tomás Magaña was recognized by California Senator Wieckowski at the California 10th Senate District Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony for his longstanding efforts to improve community health and opportunities for youth.

Dr. Magaña is the founding director of PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition (FACES), which works in California and nationally to provide comprehensive “wrap-around” services including health careers training, academic enrichment, psychosocial support and intervention, and youth leadership development.   more

Join PHI at APHA 2017

October 16, 2017

Join the Public Health Institute at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in Atlanta from November 4 - 8.

The theme of this year's meeting is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

Climate justice is central to our work at PHI to address the greatest public health threat of this century. We hope our 30+ presentations, posters and special events on climate change, environmental health and many other topics will challenge you with new ideas, provide information to inform your work, and inspire you to connect with new partners.  more

Webinar: What Are the Top 10 Agricultural Pesticides Used Near You?

October 05, 2017

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation maintains the the world's most comprehensive system for tracking agricultural pesticide use. The data collected are publicly available as downloadable datasets.To help users to more easily access these data, the California Environmental Health Tracking Program built the Agricultural Pesticide Mapping Tool. The tool visualizes agricultural pesticide use in California on an interactive map and includes several features that allow users to explore the data in-depth.

This webinar will describe California's pesticide use reporting data and provide instructions and a demonstration on how to use the tool, with a special focus on new features.   more

PHI's National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health Now Accepting 2018 Applications

October 04, 2017

The curriculum is developed and customized through coaching support from national experts, in-person leadership retreats, web-based discussions, peer networking and applied health leadership projects, tools and resources.

PHI's National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is now accepting applications for its Year 7 Cohort. Since 2012, NLAPH has proven successful in developing the capacities of leaders from diverse sectors (i.e., health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement) to drive action through a unique, evidence-based leadership development program.

For communities that are engaging in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is a unique opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process. NLAPH is currently seeking applications from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States.  more

Webinar: How Functional Assessment Service Teams (FAST) Are Being Implemented in Three States

September 27, 2017

When people are displaced from their homes during a disaster and find it necessary to stay in a community shelter, it is essential that community officials, responders, and shelter managers are prepared to provide service and reasonable accommodations to all shelter residents, including those with access and functional needs. A Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) can help people get what they need to safely stay in a community shelter and to assist them to return home as soon as possible. The webinar will help you learn more about FAST as one possible resource in whole community planning and response. The webinar will provide background as to what is FAST, why it might work in your community or state; and the future of FAST across the nation. California, Washington and Wisconsin will their share their experiences from their FAST journey.  more

Tune In for the Next Network Commons: Are We Making a Difference? Tools to Measure Neighborhood-Level Health and Wellbeing

September 21, 2017

Join PHI's Build Healthy Places Network at the next Network Commons discussion on October 24, where four national metrics experts spanning community development, public health, and healthcare will share their efforts developing innovative cross-sector tools to measure neighborhood-level health and wellbeing.  more

MPT End-User Research: Updates from the Field (Webinar)

September 18, 2017

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of sexual and reproductive health prevention products that can deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception.

The Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) invites you to join us for a series of webinars to learn about critical issues in the rapidly developing MPT field. The final webinar in this year’s series builds upon discussions from the Clinical Trial Evaluation Workshop for MPTs held in Washington D.C. in September 2016, focusing on the priority area of research to better understand the MPT end-user context. Join us on Thursday September 28, 2017 to learn more.  more

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