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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

School-Based Health Centers and Asthma: Enhancing Care by Reducing Environmental Triggers (Webinar)

August 03, 2017

Why do some patients with asthma continue to have exacerbations—even requiring hospitalization—despite receiving care from school-based health (SBH) centers? Attend this webinar to learn how SBH centers can more effectively manage asthma by reducing environmental triggers. And discover best practices and tools for addressing environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma care strategy at your SBH center. Featuring PHI's Regional Asthma Management & Prevention.  more

Join PHI's Alcohol Research Group for the 2017 UC Berkeley Seminar Series, Advanced Alcohol Research

August 01, 2017

The Advanced Alcohol Research Seminar, offered during the fall and spring semesters through UC Berkeley as course number PH 202G, is part of the training program’s core curriculum and presents current studies and lectures on the basics of methodology, prevention, and epidemiology.   more

24,000 People Are Waiting to Hear Your Message about Health

July 19, 2017

You’ve done the work—new research, an advocacy campaign, a health intervention—now you can bring it quickly and easily to an audience of more than 20,000 public health practitioners, with a Dialogue4Health Web Forum.

Partner with us to hold your own Dialogue4Health Web Forum and receive 5% off—or receive 10% off the total cost of two or more Web Forums. Learn more.  more

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

Webinar: Emergency Planning for Institutional Facilities (ADA National Network Learning Session)

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

Meet the 2017 FACES for the Future Scholarship Recipients

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

Webinar: Novel Approaches to Public Health

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.


PHI Mourns Passing of UNPFA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

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

Join PHI's California Adolescent Health Collaborative for the META-Oakland PhotoVoice Gallery Event

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

PHI’s Global Health Leaders to participate in 70th World Health Assembly

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

Join PHI at the 2017 Childhood Obesity Conference

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

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