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Hector Perez Receives PHI Innovation Award

January 11, 2011

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Hector Perez, MD, program coordinator of Puentes de Esperanza, is the recipient of the Adeline Hackett Innovations Initiative Small Grant Program for 2010 for a plan to stop the spread of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis among children.  more

PHI Statement on 2011 California State Budget Proposal

January 10, 2011

In response to the governor's release of a state budget proposal that would make significant cuts to health care and safety net programs, the Public Health Institute has committed to working with the Brown Administration and the state Legislature to find ways to mitigate cuts that would undermine the public's health.  more

PHI Statement on "Vision California: Charting Our Future"

June 25, 2010

The Public Health Institute welcomes the release of Governor Schwarzenegger's Vision California report, "Vision California: Charting Our Future." The report emphasizes the need for significant land use changes and renewed investment in public transit options.  more

PHI puts focus on National Public Health Week: Creating healthy communities theme promotes big and small changes

April 05, 2010

In observance of National Public Health Week, the Public Health Institute encourages all Americans to promote good health by making big and small changes in their communities, from planting a fruit tree in the yard to starting a walking group with co-workers and advocating to remove trans-fats from school menus. By acting family by family, neighborhood by neighborhood, school by school and workplace by workplace, we can create healthier communities and build a healthier nation.  more

Public Health Institute observes World TB Day

March 22, 2010

Although tuberculosis is at historic lows in the U.S. and California, the disease remains a worldwide epidemic and poses a threat to everyone who breathes because it is spread through travel and migration. Therefore, in recognition of World TB Day on March 24, the Public Health Institute urges state and local public health departments to continue their vigorous efforts to prevent, monitor and treat this age-old disease.  more

PHI Statement on Health in All Policies Task Force

March 11, 2010

Governor Schwarzenegger called needed attention to the role government actions play in influencing whether the communities we live in foster healthy eating and physical activity when he ordered the state's Strategic Growth Council to establish a Health in All Policies Task Force at his recent obesity summit. The Public Health Institute welcomes this important focus and looks forward to supporting the work of the task force.  more

Public Health Institute Tests New Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction in Contra Costa County

January 20, 2010

Methamphetamine use is rapidly increasing and reaching epidemic proportions in certain parts of the country such as the western United States. The addiction afflicts more than 400,000 people in the country and costs the society more than 20 billion dollars every year.  more

Public Health Institute Commemorates Senator Kennedy for His Contributions to the Nation's Health

August 27, 2009

Senator Kennedy was a constant and dedicated advocate for improving health care and public health services for all Americans. During his 46 years as a U.S. Senator, he left an indelible mark on our country and served as a champion for equity, social justice and human rights. Senator Kennedy was a true leader and an icon in public life.

The priorities that Senator Kennedy pursued through his legislative work, whether in promoting civil rights and social justice, supporting public health and chronic disease prevention, particularly cancer, or increasing access to quality health care, are central to the mission and goals of the Public Health Institute. So much of our own work owes a debt to his leadership and vision over so many years. His legacy will continue to improve the lives of people for decades to come.  more

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