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Nora Connors Joins PHI as Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships

August 27, 2015

PHI welcomes Nora Connors as deputy director of public policy & partnerships effective August 31. Based in PHI's Washington, D.C. office, Connors will take the lead in highlighting the impact of PHI and its programs with federal agencies, funders and other partners, while also advancing PHI's policy and advocacy priorities with Congress and the Administration.


Register now for the California Cancer Reporting Conference

August 12, 2015

Register today and join PHI at the 2015 California Cancer Reporting Conference, September 1, 2015. Meet the experts and learn about cancer reporting requirements in California, structured data, and health information exchange.  more

Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo in Hayward, CA

August 07, 2015

On Sunday, August 30, the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) and its partners will honor the dedication and support of caregivers at an event that will also debut the ACCA Advanced Illness Care Programa first-of-its-kind community-health system partnership helping those with advanced illness, their families and caregivers manage their spiritual, social, and health needs in the Oakland, CA area.   more

Sue Grinnell Joins PHI as Director of Business Strategy and Technology at New Population Health Innovation Lab

July 15, 2015

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Sue Grinnell, MPH, is Director of Business Strategy and Technology at its new Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), effective August 3, 2015. Grinnell comes to PHI with 30 years of experience in public health, most recently as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation at the Washington State Department of Health. "Sue is precisely the right person to help lead PHI's work in building healthier populations," said PHI president and CEO Mary A. Pittman, DrPH.  more

PHI's Alcohol Research Group Study Provides No-Cost Alcohol Treatment for Women

July 02, 2015

PHI's Alcohol Research Group recently received a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health to provide free outpatient alcohol treatment to 220 women who are experiencing alcohol problems. This is a confidential study and is looking at the effectiveness of a talk therapy called Motivational Interviewing. Get the full information on the study, and find out if you qualify to participate.   more

Introducing the New Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders

July 01, 2015

PHI is pleased to announce the launch of the Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders, a new five-year fellowship program in collaboration with Medtronic Philanthropy. Medtronic Philanthropy Global Health Leaders, called Associates, are currently being recruited from within India, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland and the United States.  more

PHI Assumes Chair of the IBP Initiative at Addis Ababa Meeting

June 15, 2015

PHI is a founding member of the Implementing Best Practices Initiative, through which policy makers, program managers, implementing organizations, and providers identify and scale up evidence-based and proven effective practices to improve family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) outcomes worldwide. This year PHI assumes Chair of the IPB Initiative at their semiannual meeting in Addis Ababa.  more

Announcing the New PHI Center for Wellness and Nutrition

June 11, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of PHI's new Center for Wellness and Nutrition. The Center builds partnerships to change communities where poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity are prevalent -- empowering people to eat healthier foods, engage in physical activity, and create safer environments where healthy choices are accessible to all.   more

Californians Support More Money for Low-Income Families to Buy Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Foods

June 10, 2015

Ninety percent of participants in California’s nutrition assistance program and 92 percent of non-participants support an increase in the amount of money CalFresh recipients have to spend on fresh produce, according to an article published by the American Journal of Public Health.   more

Diversity, Innovation, and Tri-Sector Partnership in Global Public Health

June 02, 2015

Tune in on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to learn how today’s most pressing global public health challenges are being addressed with innovative global collaboration.   more

PHI's Barbara Cohn Awarded Zero Breast Cancer's the Honor Thy Healer Community Breast Cancer Research Award

May 13, 2015

We are honored to announce that PHI's Barbara Cohn, Director of our Child Health and Development Studies, received the Honor Thy Healer Community Breast Cancer Research Award from Zero Breast Cancer. The Honor Thy Healer awards recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the understanding of breast cancer and the healing process and community health.  more

How You Can Help in Nepal

April 27, 2015

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. PHI encourages donations to support relief efforts by the American Red Cross.

Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.  more

Register for ENACT Day 2015

April 24, 2015

The annual ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day brings community members and advocates from all over California together in Sacramento to learn about and support state policies promoting nutrition and physical activity.   more

PHI's GOJoven Presents at YTH Live Conference April 28 in San Francisco

April 22, 2015

Our GOJoven program presents at YTH Live, the premier conference for trailblazing technology advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults and other underserved populations.  more

Save the Date! California Cancer Reporting Conference “2015 & Beyond”

April 14, 2015










Save the Date! California Cancer Reporting Conference “2015 & Beyond”: September 1, 2015


PHI Fellow awarded Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur

March 24, 2015 | Roger Shaff

Dr. Mulu Muleta, a former PHI IFPLP Fellow, has been awarded the Knight medal of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France, for her commitment toward the health of women in impoverished areas of Africa.


Web Forum, 3/19: Advancing Prevention and Population Health

March 19, 2015

Join Dialogue4Health Thursday, March 19 for a Web Forum co-hosted by American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America's Health to learn about cultivating partnerships, supporting continued investments in prevention and population health, and building a culture of health.


Genoveva Islas Joins California Health Benefit Exchange

March 05, 2015

Genoveva Islas has been appointed to the California Health Benefit Exchange. 

Islas has been program director at the Public Health Institute’s Cultiva La Salud, formerly the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, since 2006. She was an area field representative at the California Department of Public Health, California Diabetes Program from 2004 to 2005. Islas was an adjunct faculty member at Bakersfield College from 1997 to 2005 and health education-cultural linguistics supervisor at Kern Health Systems from 1993 to 1999. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University.  more

Kevin Barnett to Present Guidance on Health Needs Assessment Reporting at Community Commons Forum

February 06, 2015

PHI's Kevin Barnett will present guidance on conducting the second round of community health needs asssessment (CHNA) reporting during a 19-minute web forum hosted by Community Commons on Wednesday, February 18, at 11 am PST. The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to prepare CHNA reports.  more

PHI Expands Dialogue on Community Health Workers with New Releases

February 04, 2015

Despite its tremendous potential, the engagement of community health workers (CHWs) by healthcare institutions remains limited. This week PHI releases a report, discussion paper and short video that make the case for how and why we should bring CHWs into the mainstream of healthcare delivery in California and beyond.  more

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