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Public Health Institute Statement on Defeat of Proposition 29

June 22, 2012

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is deeply disappointed at the defeat of Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act. We applaud the Yes on Proposition 29 Campaign, led by the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and others, for fighting such a strong campaign in the face of overwhelming spending from an industry willing to place profits ahead of health.  more

Public Health Institute Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of the Farm Bill

June 21, 2012

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 3240) by a bipartisan vote of 64-35. The Public Health Institute (PHI) congratulates Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member Roberts (R-KS) and Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) for their leadership to advance this legislation in a bipartisan fashion. This marks an important step towards enacting a farm bill during 2012.  more

On World Asthma Day, RAMP Calls for Continued Commitment to Ending Asthma Disparities

May 01, 2012

It's World Asthma Day, an opportunity for us all to take a moment to celebrate the progress we are making to improve the lives of those with asthma, and to prevent the onset of the disease in otherwise healthy people.

The Public Health Institute Celebrates Affordable Care Act Successes, Calls for Action to Protect Law and Prevention Programs

March 23, 2012

The Public Health Institute celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the many ways in which this landmark legislation has already helped millions of Americans.  more

The Public Health Institute Denounces Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund as Harmful to Nation's Health and Economy

February 21, 2012

The Public Health Institute is profoundly disappointed that the Prevention and Public Health Fund was cut by $5 billion over the next ten years in an agreement signed into law by President Obama. As we enter the ACA's third year, PHI is more committed than ever to the law's promise to build a healthier nation. But this won't happen unless we make our voices heard.  more

The Public Health Institute Urges Commitment to Prevention and Vital Health Programs during Federal Budget Process

February 13, 2012

While acknowledging that President Obama's 2013 budget must reflect difficult choices during this troubled economic time, the Public Health Institute (PHI) urges that the U.S. remain committed to vital investments in prevention and public health, including the national Prevention and Public Health Fund.  more

Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS Joins the Public Health Institute, Continues to Build Capacity of Young Leaders in the Global Response to HIV

February 13, 2012

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a network of young leaders and adult allies working with youth on HIV/AIDS around the world, has recently joined the organization.  more

The Public Health Institute Welcomes New USDA School Meal Nutrition Standards as Important Step to Curbing Childhood Obesity

January 25, 2012

The Public Health Institute welcomes new standards released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will significantly improve the nutritional value of school meals served to approximately 32 million children every day. The standards will ensure that children are offered fruits and vegetables every day of the week as well as more whole grain-rich foods and only fat-free or low-fat milk.  more

Public Health Institute Welcomes HHS Final Rule on Preventive Health Services Guidelines for Women

January 23, 2012

The Public Health Institute welcomes the final rule on preventive health services issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 20. This action by HHS will help ensure that women with health insurance will have access to preventive services recommended by the Institute of Medicine, including all forms of contraception approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  more

Public Health Institute Joins New Coalition Calling for Increased Investment in Frontline Health Workers to Improve Global Health

January 11, 2012

The Public Health Institute joins the Frontline Health Workers Coalition in calling on the U.S. government to invest in frontline health workers in the developing world as a cost-effective way to save the lives of mothers and children as well as address AIDS and other global health threats.  more

As Nations Gather to Discuss Climate Change, PHI Urges Collaboration and Greater Attention to Health

November 29, 2011

As nations gather for the 17th annual Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, PHI urges continued global collaboration to address this pressing issue, and calls for greater and more meaningful attention to the impacts of climate change on human health.  more

On Food Day, PHI Asks Congress to Safeguard Funding for a Healthy, Sustainable Food System and Essential Nutrition Programs

October 24, 2011

In recognition of Food Day, the Public Health Institute joins with its partners to push for a national commitment to building a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system. Today this commitment carries a special urgency, as crucial food and farm policy decisions get taken up as part of the deficit reduction process.  more

PHI Applauds New Guidelines That Assure Critical Preventive Health Services for Women

August 01, 2011

The Public Health Institute (PHI) welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of new guidelines that will ensure women receive critical preventive health services at no additional cost. This is an important step forward in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act that will help to address health disparities, reduce health care costs and save lives.   more

PHI Praises Childhood Obesity Conference's Focus on Health in All Policies, Calls for Nation to Stem Childhood Obesity

June 28, 2011

On the opening day of the 6th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference, the Public Health Institute applauds the conference theme, "Celebrating Success and Moving Toward Health in All Policies." PHI calls for national adoption of a health in all policies approach to stem the childhood obesity epidemic, one of the most critical health issues facing the United States.  more

PHI Hails National Prevention Strategy as a 'Breakthrough Moment' for American's Health

June 16, 2011

The Public Health Institute welcomes the release of the historic National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. This blueprint for realigning the country's health system is recognition, at long last, of the paramount role that prevention should play in promoting health, containing medical care costs and reducing the burden of disease.  more

As UN Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases Approaches, PHI President Calls for Stepped-Up Prevention and Treatment Efforts

June 10, 2011

Public Health Institute President Mary Pittman Calls UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases a singular opportunity for U.N. agencies and member states to demonstrate leadership in their NCD surveillance and prevention activities.  more

New Study Highlights Need to Protect Human Health from Impacts of Climate Change

June 08, 2011

The recent discovery of a potentially harmful chemical component, isocyanic acid, in tobacco smoke, urban pollution and smoke from wildfires underscores the need to include safeguards for human health in local, state and national policies to address climate change, the Public Health Institute said Wednesday.  more

Public Health Institute Names Sandra Galvez to Lead Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative

May 23, 2011

The Public Health Institute has named Sandra E. Galvez to be director of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), the only regional collaborative of local health departments in the nation that addresses the social and environmental conditions that shape a community's health.  more

On Earth Day, the Public Health Institute Calls Attention to How the Environment Impacts Health

April 22, 2011

The Public Health Institute celebrates Earth Day, emphasizing that efforts to protect the environment and advance environmental sustainability also contribute to public heath.  more

Public Health Institute Congratulates Ethiopian Federal Minister of Health on Humanitarian Award

March 22, 2011

The Public Health Institute congratulates Ethiopian Federal Minister of Health Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a global health leader and malaria research expert, for receiving the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Mankind for 2011.  more

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