PHI in the News
September 18, 2013 | Emily Teitsworth | The GuardianFifteen indigenous girls from a small Guatemala town transformed social norms and public policy in their community by successfully advocating with the mayor to approve and fund policies that support girls' education and health. Two of these girls were then elected to the town council, becoming the first two adolescent girls to... more
September 18, 2013 | Forbes
Forbes' GirlQuake Fixer series interviews AGALI's Denise Dunning about Let Girls Lead. more
September 16, 2013 | Maya Rhodan | Saving U.S. Health Care With Skype
Center for Connected Health Policy's Mario Gutierrez is interviewed about the benefits of telemedicine as millions prepare to access healthcare under the APatient Protection and Affordable Care Act. more
September 13, 2013 | Calgary Herald
An op-ed in the Calgary Herald highlights AGALI's Let Girls Lead film project, which invites girls from around the world to share their stories of inspiring leadership. more
September 04, 2013
PHI's Adolescent Girls' Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI) has produced a new film that is an "inspiring" look at how powerful girl-led advocacy can be and why we need to invest in it, the English-language Guatemala magazine Revue reports in its article "Lights, Camera ... Advocacy." more
September 03, 2013 | The Nation's Health
August 29, 2013 | APHA Public Health Newswire
APHA talks about how Community Transformation Grant (CTG) recipients are telling the story of their work. PHI's CTG program, CA4Health, is featured for its news coverage and videos. more
August 21, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle
As a former director at California's public health agency and now a leader at the Public Health Institute, an Oakland nonprofit, Linda Rudolph has devoted herself to figuring out how state and local governments should handle the health risks of a warmer planet - heatstroke, respiratory diseases, even scarcer nutritious food.
For her efforts, Rudolph, 62, of Oakland was among 11 national experts on the subject honored by the White House last month. more
August 09, 2013 | National Geographic
ARG's Lee Ann Kaskutas says the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-steps program succeeds regardless of a person's spiritual beliefs. more
August 05, 2013 | Fresno Bee
Tulare County Health and Human Service Agency's Public Health Branch and the Public Health Institute will host a series of free workshops on chronic disease self-management in Spanish for community residents.
August 02, 2013 | Time Magazine
A critical look at healthy lifestyle advertisements from soda corporations, including a study from PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group. Andrew Cheyne explains how these ads work to shift responsibility from the corporations to the consumers themselves. more
August 01, 2013 | Times Herald Online
Encouraging more students to walk to school and creating safe routes for them, programs for tobacco free living, and chronic health issues management are developing in Solano County as a result of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
PHI's Community Transformation Grant Works to Reduce Barriers to Health in Mendocino and Other Rural Counties
July 22, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle
"What we're trying to do is start at the local level and build healthy, safe communities and neighborhoods and reduce health disparities in one form or another," said Mary Pittman, president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Institute. The Oakland nonprofit and the state's Department of Public Health are administering the grant. more
July 20, 2013 | NBC Bay Area
Disease is a doctor's No. 1 enemy, right?
Not so fast, says Dr. Tomas Magana.
Dr. Magana says, like most physicians, he began his career believing that treating illnesses would be the way he would save his patients lives. But then Dr. Magana, a pediatrician, began practicing medicine in inner-city Oakland. more
PHI Climate Expert Linda Rudolph Calls President's Climate Action Plan a 'Vital Step in Right Direction'
July 03, 2013 | Sacramento Bee
"As a physician and a public health professional I have, in recent years, focused my energy on climate change because I've come to recognize that it is by far the greatest health threat we face in the 21st century. California can address it, but we need to do more, and we need to do it more quickly, if we are to match the pace and magnitude of climate change itself. Our health depends on it." more
June 17, 2013 | Foxnews.com
ARG’s Bill Kerr comments on the size of alcoholic drinks we pour for ourselves in a Foxnews.com article about the relationship between alcohol and weight gain among women. more
June 15, 2013 | The Record
"It is very important for children to have a balanced diet and physical exercise - whether it's the free-and-reduced lunch program or the summer program," said LaCresia Hawkins, project coordinator for the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program. more
June 11, 2013 | The Guardianmore
May 24, 2013 | Siskiyou Daily
The Siskiyou Daily writes about a new group of community health workers trained by PHI's CA4Health program to help local residents with chronic illness better manage their condition. more